13:47 13.09.2014

Russia illegally brings humanitarian cargo to Ukraine - NSDC

Spokesman for the Information and Analytical Center of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Lysenko has said that Ukrainian representatives were given no opportunity to inspect the Russian humanitarian convoy that arrived in Luhansk on Saturday.

"Tonight, in violation of the established procedure of border and customs clearance, in the absence of representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Russian side has carried out the illegal transfer of so-called humanitarian cargo through the Donetsk (Russian Federation) – Izvaryne (Ukraine) checkpoint. Ukrainian border guards and customs officers were not allowed to check and issue clearance for the cargo and the vehicles. Representatives of the Red Cross do not accompany the cargo, its contents are unknown," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday.

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