Ukrainian Forces Open Fire on Humanitarian Aid Convoy


April 29th, 2015

from: Hunter News

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have opened fire on a Russian humanitarian convoy.

According to Gleb Kornilov, head of the Relief Fund and the New Russia Donbass, Ukrainian soldiers opened fire on a convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Donbas, killing one person.

“On the 23th of April three of our delivery trucks were on their way to Shirokino with humanitarian aid. For unknown reasons, one of the delivery trucks left the planned route, and after some time reached a position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces situated 27 kilometers south-west of Donetsk. The soldiers opened fire,” Interfax cites him as saying.

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All the people from the humanitarian convoy were taken prisoner, one of them was injured in the shooting.

According to Kornilov, the humanitarian convoy was carrying food, medicines, seeds and clothes for the residents of the south-east of Ukraine.

For reasons which are unclear, the convoy left the planned route, and ended up arriving at positions of the Ukrainian military, 27km southwest of Donetsk. The Ukrainian forces opened fire. As a result of this, 1 person was killed, and the rest were taken into captivity. Among these, 1 was wounded.

A Ukrainian officer with the call-sign Captain Price has already written on his Twitter account “6 DPR separatists captured, 1 wounded, 1 killed”. However he didn’t say a word that the convoy was humanitarian. All the members of the humanitarian aid convoy had the relevant documentation, and the lead car was marked up with our symbol, and Moscow registration plates. Moreover, Captain Price confirmed that our convoy didn’t return fire. And in photos and videos the man killed is without a bulletproof vest, or any firearms. This seriously calls into question the legitimacy of the Ukrainians opening fire.

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