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.