Spot report by OSCE Observer Mission, 16 Nov 2014: Russian convoy of 20 vehicles crossed into Ukraine and returned via Donetsk Border Crossing Point
On 16 November 2014 at 07:25 (Moscow time), a Russian convoy arrived at the Russian Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 20 vehicles were inspected by the Russian border guard and customs services and then headed into Ukraine. All the vehicles crossed back into the Russian Federation (RF) at 15:12 on the same day. This was the sixth Russian convoy crossing through the Donetsk BCP since the arrival of the Observer Mission (OM) to the Russian BCPs.
On 16 November 2014 at 07:25, the OM observed the arrival of a Russian convoy at the gate of the Donetsk BCP. The convoy consisted of ten fuel trucks, seven cargo trucks, one towing vehicle, one communications vehicle and one escort vehicle. The cargo trucks bore the inscription “Humanitarian help from the Russian Federation”. All vehicles stopped at the customs control area and the cargo trucks were opened and inspected by Russian border guard and customs services.
At 07:55, the convoy left the customs area and headed into Ukraine.
At 13:45, two officials from the RF Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived at the Donetsk BCP.
At 14:39, the convoy arrived and was inspected by the RF border guard and customs officials. The OM observed one of the Ukrainian officers, stationed across the fence from the BCP, between the vehicles.
At 15:12 all 20 vehicles returned to the RF.