Kiev protests against Russia for humanitarian aid in Donbass – world
KIEV, December 23. / TASS /. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has sent a protest note to Moscow against the delivery of Russian humanitarian aid to areas not controlled by the government in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, asking Russia to drop the illegal actions against the sovereignty of our state and to comply with international law and Ukrainian legislation, âhe added.
Earlier, a convoy of vehicles belonging to the Russian Emergency Ministry arrived in Lugansk with humanitarian aid. Six trucks delivered 88 tons of medical equipment and drugs, according to the Lugansk news agency.
The previous Russian Emergency Ministry convoy delivered humanitarian aid to the people of Donbass on November 25. Aid to Lugansk included 109.3 tons of medical supplies and drugs, in particular more than 150,000 doses of the Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine.
The first Russian humanitarian convoy arrived in the Donbass on August 22, 2014. Since then, Russian truck convoys have transported more than 100,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, including nearly 49,000 tons in Lugansk.