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Polish aid convoy reaches eastern Ukraine

PR dla Zagranicy
John Beauchamp 19.12.2014 16:07
Polish aid convoy for refugees from the pro-Russian separatist enclave of Donbas reached its destination in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Friday.

Humanitarian aid is distributed in eastern Ukraine. Photo: EPA/Anatoly Maltsev

The humanitarian convoy consists of 33 tracks carrying over 150 tonnes of aid, according to a Polish Radio report.

The value of donations exceeds PLN 1.5 million (EUR 351,000), Wojciech Wilk, the head of the Polish Centre for International Aid said. Speaking in Kharkiv, Wilk said the donations included mainly food, but also sleeping bags, winter clothes and articles of personal hygiene.

The numbers of refugees from the separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine is estimated at 170,000 in the Kharkiv region alone.

The convoy was organised by the Polish Centre for International Aid, Caritas and the Polish Red Cross. (an)

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