"Two ICRC trucks went out [of the Ukrainian territory] through the Novotroitskoe checkpoint into the uncontrolled territory. The vehicles were delivering construction materials weighing 40 tons to the Donetsk region," the press service said.
In April 2014, Ukraine began a military operation against the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) after they refused to recognize the change of government in Kiev.
The sides continue to exchange fire despite a ceasefire deal reached in February 2015 in Minsk by the so-called Normandy Four, made up of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. According to UN estimates the conflict has taken more than 10,000 lives.