Kyiv, 22 August 2014 – Convoy of 34 KAMAZ trucks with Russian “humanitarian” aid has crossed the border into Ukraine. The vehicles have passed through “Izvaryne” border crossing point. Such statement was made by Col. Andriy Lysenko, Spokesman for the Information-analytical center of the National Security and Defense Council at a briefing in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. “According to the latest information 90 more trucks started moving to the Ukrainian border, the Russian side didn’t let neither Ukrainian border guard officers nor representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross access the vehicles,” added Lysenko.
The convoy is moving not escorted by the Red Cross representatives, agreements between Ukraine and Russian Federation as to the customs clearance have been violated. “Ukraine suggested holding talks between representatives of Ukrainian and Russian HQs of the armed forces, however Russia did not agree to this proposal. It’s the Russian Federation that bears full responsibility over the convoy movement along the territory which is not controlled by Ukrainian forces,” underlined Colonel Lysenko.