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Convoy carrying German aid arrives in Ukraine

October 7, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says a convoy of 112 trucks carrying aid from Germany has crossed into Ukraine and the goods will be distributed in the country’s east by local officials.

The Development Ministry said the trucks entered Ukraine from Poland Tuesday with 746 tons of material. They will continue in smaller groups to a distribution center near Kiev, where the aid will be loaded onto trucks bound for Kharkiv, Mariupol, Slavyansk, Zaporozhye and Dnipropetrovsk.

The aid trucked from Germany will be combined with goods bought in Ukraine, which Germany says make up 2.7 million euros of the shipment’s 10 million-euro ($12.5 million) total value.

The aid includes mobile kitchens, heating gear, generators, diesel tanks, winter clothing and blankets. It will be distributed by the Ukrainian Red Cross among others.

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