More than 70 tonnes of humanitarian cargo has been delivered to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has reported.
"Today, October 22, humanitarian cargo weighing a total of 70.98 tonnes has been delivered to Russia-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the report says.
The cargo was transferred from all member states of the Geneva Conventions that make contributions to the global budget of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
"We would like to thank you for the long-term cooperation between the ICRC and the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine. In accordance with paragraph 1 of the ministry’s order, No.51, of July 17, 2020, the ICRC informs about the intentions to deliver humanitarian aid to the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are not under the control of the Ukrainian governor,” the ICRC wrote in a letter to the Ukrainian ministry.
Thus, four trucks carrying humanitarian aid crossed the Novotroitske entry-exit checkpoint, according to the ministry.
As Ukrinform reported, on October 13, humanitarian cargo weighing over 71 tonnes was delivered to Russia-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.