The 181st humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) has delivered some 100 tons of foodstuffs to Severodonetsk, the Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry press service reported.
“On Monday, August 8, a new EMERCOM convoy delivered relief supplies for Donbass residents to the LPR capital,” the press service said. “Twenty EMERCOM trucks and an accompanying vehicle have delivered construction materials and foodstuffs to Lugansk warehouses, and some 100 tons of food to Severodonetsk.”
On August 4, EMERCOM’s 180th convoy delivered medications and medical products to Lugansk.
Russia first sent relief supplies to the LPR on August 22, 2014.
LPR militia units began to advance towards Severedonetsk and Lisichansk in early March. Supported by Russian forces, they gained a foothold in Severodonetsk on May 29. On June 25, they took under full control the industrial zone of the Azot works in the town. On the same day, the coalition forces entered Lisichansk. Both towns were liberated by early July.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The Donbass peace talks participants have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*s