The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a note of protest to Russia over the sending of humanitarian aid to Donbas, the press service of the ministry said on Thursday.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry reported on Thursday, that another humanitarian convoy delivered humanitarian aid to the residents of Donbas. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Russian Foreign Ministry demanding that the Russian Federation stop committing international illegal acts against the sovereignty of our state,” the statement on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reads.
Humanitarian aid to the residents of Donbas has been delivered since August 2014. During this period, 97 FEMA convoys brought more than 84,000 tons of humanitarian cargo to the territory of southeastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DNR, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN figures, about 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict. The issue of resolving the situation in the Donbas is discussed, in particular, during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, even after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, skirmishes continue.