Kiev Denies Knowledge of New Russian Humanitarian Convoy

© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankRussia plans to send up to 3,000 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine's southeastern regions.
Russia plans to send up to 3,000 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine's southeastern regions. - Sputnik International
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The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said that council has received no official information about the Russian humanitarian aid convoy.

KIEV, October 28 (RIA Novosti) — The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council has received no official information about the Russian humanitarian aid convoy announced earlier, the body’s spokesperson Andriy Lysenko told the press on Tuesday.

"No official information, no official documents have been received by the Ukrainian side on this issue," Lysenko said at a briefing in Kiev.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry announced it would send another humanitarian aid convoy of up to 50 trucks to Ukraine later in the day.

Since August, Russia has sent three humanitarian convoys of trucks carrying food, water, power generators, medication and warm clothes to eastern Ukraine.

In April, Kiev forces started a military operation against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, which claimed lives of over 3,700 people. On September 5, the conflicting sides reached a ceasefire agreement at a Contact Group meeting in Minsk.

Due to the conflict, Ukraine’s southeastern regions have witnessed a severe humanitarian catastrophe, as many citizens struggled without clean water, electricity and other essentials.

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