Journalists report “humanitarian convoy” heading towards checkpoint controlled by terrorists

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2014/08/14 • Ukraine, War in the Donbas

The Russian “humanitarian convoy” is moving towards the Ukrainian border crossing at Izvaryne, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists.

Slon.ru reports that this information was tweeted by Guardian correspondent Shaun Walker, who is currently in Kamensk-Shakhtinsk (Rostov Oblast, Russia).

According to Walker, the vanguard of the convoy was directed to Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, which is on the road leading to Krasnodon and Luhansk.

Meanwhile, Financial Times journalist, Courtney Weaver tweeted that the convoy is escorted by military helicopters and auxiliary military equipment. According to Weaver, the convoy stopped in the area of Kamensk-Shakhtynsk.

 

Photo from Weaver’s Twitter

At about 14:00 Kyiv time, one column stopped and the journalists were allowed to take a look inside some of the trucks.

A New York Times correspondent wrote that some trucks carried sleeping bags. But, the man who showed the goods had an obvious military tattoo.

The Guardian journalist wrote that he was also shown buckwheat and sleeping bags.

The BBC correspondent later reported that the “convoy” stopped in a field 20 km from the Russian city of Donetsk.

Translated by Christine Chraibi

Source: www.pravda.com.ua

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  • Eugene Berkovich

    If there is nothing but “humanitarian aid” (which I doubt) in those trucks, then why did this convoy turn around yesterday and went to LPR controlled checkpoint instead of the agreed upon border crossing with Ukraine? Something does not add up.

  • Денис Галушка

    I agree with Eugene….why the secrecy?

  • George A. Wojtowycz

    What!? They couldn’t throw the tarp open!?

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    EXCUSE ME !!!!! THE RUSSIAN CITY OF DONETSK ?????? WHAT MORON IS WRITING THIS???

    • Marko

      City on the Russian side of the border is called Donetsk. Same as the Ukrainian Donetsk.

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Thank you Marko. Although I have been to Donetsk, I was unaware of another Donetsk across the border.

  • Kalinin Yuri

    If the border is that opened as you say, then why people from Eastern Ukraine spend days in line at the Ukranian-Russian border? if Russia is the enemy, then why even the Ukranian border patrol hides from the attacks at the Russians side?
    Why don’ the refugees just drive with no problems through the border without staying in huge lines without the water, first aid, normal toilettes, food, etc?
    Maybe you guys have a problem there? Never thought that you have been brainwashed?
    Just for you to understand – I do watch Euronews, read BBC and have on my TV in Russia their channel also, read and watch AlJazeera, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, Russian media of different kind as well as Ukranian media of different kind. This web-site is run by CNN – so it is a huge brainwashing propaganda here. No truth at all.

    • Donald Casavant

      F%$ck off troll