Dnepr 1 Ukrainian militia is blocking humanitarian help for Donetsk region

By | December 16, 2014

Billionaire Rinat Akhmetov sent several dozen trucks with humanitarian help to Donetsk region for civilian victims of Ukrainian army. However, before trucks could get to its destination, Dnepr 1 Ukrainian militia punitive battalion blocked convoy.


Dnepr 1 battalion was formed after violent coup in Kiev through revolution installed its own government. People of Donetsk and Lugansk deemed new regime illegal and illegitimate. Dnepr 1 and other militias was created to impose new regime’s rule upon those regions.

Dnepr 1 militia is demanding release of all Ukrainian POWs before they release the convoy. Nothing was mentioned about exchange of POWs or the fate of Donetsk POW’s.

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