OSCE confirms Russian truck convoys transporting coal out of Luhansk Region



Readers should also note the September 23 UNIAN post which reported that Ukraine recently ratified agreements to import 5.6 million tons of coal from Russia by year’s end.


Ukraine is already experiencing a critical deficit of coal. Photo:UNIAN

“Truck convoys have continued to transport coal from the Luhansk Region to the Russian Federation from the time when the border rail tracks went out of service” – according to this wednesday’s weekly report of the Monitoring Mission of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe). This Monitoring Mission is based at the Russian border crossing  points “Hukovo” and “Donetsk” in the Rostov Region.

The Mission also affirmed an increase in the number of persons dressed in army uniforms who have crossed the border in both directions. Specifically the number has increased from 372 to 555 per day. Among them are a great number who identify themselves as russian cossacks.

Translated by: Adrian Bryttan

Source: UNIAN.ua

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  1. Avatar Brent says:

    More Russian theft, more Russian lies, more Russian invasion of a sovereign country. The ‘rape’ of Ukraine by Russia continues.

    The most troubling part about the OSCE monitors is they are only stationed at two of the many border crossings and are seeing 555 people per day cross the border (in both directions). This does not include what is likely crossing at the many unmonitored border crossings…

  2. Avatar Michel Cloarec says:

    Russia will sell Luhansk´s coal to Ukrainia ! The terrorists must have money to pursue their goals. Outrageous ! But what to expect from anarchy ?

  3. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

    russia invades countries, rapes, kidnaps, loots, murders, steals all the resources, then moves in some apes from russia to live in the homes that humans had there, now claiming “it’s part of russia, it always has belonged to russia and these people are russians”.

    russia is ebola. russia is a disease.

    1. Avatar LorCanada says:

      The Mafia gang of Putin and his thugs are criminals, out to steal from everyone, even their own people and weaker neighbours. No wonder he must be contained.
      Yatseniuk as a child was told a story by his mother about bears, in particular the Russian bear, and said the best way to deal with them is to keep them in the zoo, behind bars: contained. There’s some truth to that.