Ukrainian humanitarian aid has been partially unloaded at warehouses in Starobilsk, Luhansk region, and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are accepting the cargo, said Iryna Heraschenko, the president's envoy for the settlement in eastern Ukraine.
"A third of the trucks have been unloaded. The Red Cross begins to accept the cargo," Heraschenko wrote on Facebook on Friday. 800 tonnes of relief loaded on 75 trucks were directed to Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The cargo, sent off on Thursday, was divided between three convoys one of which left from Kyiv, another from Kharkiv and still another from Dnipropetrovsk. "The convoy with humanitarian aid that set off from Kharkiv arrived in the town of Starobilsk, Luhansk region, at 2030 on August 14. The cargo included water, food, medicines, and means of personal hygiene. According to Heraschenko, the humanitarian convoy from Kharkiv has been unloaded, the convoy from Dnipropetrovsk is waiting for its turn, and the Kyiv convoy is on its way. The distribution of the humanitarian aid will depend on the safe transportation of the cargo to the rebel-controlled districts, Heraschenko said.