Reports are coming in that, following Russian ministry urging this morning that the humanitarian mission start as soon as possible (following ongoing Ukrainian attacks on Donetsk and Eastern Ukraine), that the white humanitarian trucks of the Russian convoy are crossing the border into Ukraine customs.
As RT reports,
The first 16 trucks with Russian humanitarian aid to the residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions of Ukraine are going through customs inspections at the Donetsk checkpoint on the Russia-Ukraine border.
The convoy is expected to move out to its destination in Ukraine during the night, at around 3:00-4:00 MSK, the Itar-Tass news agency reports.
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First trucks have crossed into the border zone, eight in all are going through at the moment. pic.twitter.com/pVsJwqGIbd— Andrew Roth (@ARothNYT) August 20, 2014
After almost a week in Donetsk, Russia the first of 270 trucks with humanitarian aid are crossing Russian border pic.twitter.com/YMaLFqTT0m— Andrew Roth (@ARothNYT) August 20, 2014