All Trucks Return to Russia After Delivering Aid to Eastern Ukraine

© Sputnik / Sergei Pivovarov / Go to the photo bankAll the trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy are now back in Rostov region.
All the trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy are now back in Rostov region. - Sputnik International
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All the trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy have crossed the border checkpoints at the Matveyev Kurgan–Uspenka and the Donetsk-Izvarino and returned to Rostov region, Russia, after delivering humanitarian cargo to the people of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

ROSTOV REGION, October 31 (RIA Novosti) — All the trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy are now back in Rostov region, Russia, after delivering humanitarian aid to the people of eastern Ukraine, a spokesman for Russia's Emergencies Ministry said Friday.

"The vehicles have crossed the border checkpoints at the Matveyev Kurgan–Uspenka and the Donetsk-Izvarino and returned safely to the territory of Russian Federation. Thus, Russia's Ministry of Emergencies has concluded another delivery of the much-needed humanitarian cargo to the people of Donetsk and Luhansk regions," Oleg Voronov said, noting that all the trucks returned empty.

Voronov added that no incidents occurred as the convoy was travellng back to Russia and that all the truck drivers are feeling fine.

The Russian trucks were carrying about 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid including food, medication, construction materials and winter supplies.

Russia has previously sent three humanitarian convoys to eastern Ukraine, which has suffered greatly from the Kiev-led military operation against the region's independence supporters. The first three Russian convoys delivered about 6,000 tons of humanitarian cargo to the region.

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