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The United Nation’s aid convoy has reached the area near frontline town of Soledar in Ukraine

A UN aid convoy reached Ukrainian-held areas close to the eastern town of Soledar on Friday morning, UN spokesperson Jens Laerke said. 

The vehicles in the convoy are delivering food, water, hygiene kits and medical supplies to the more than 800 people who remain there and are “in dire need of humanitarian assistance there in Ukraine,” Laerke told a press briefing in Geneva on Friday.

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“Our colleagues in Ukraine have this morning local time reached government-controlled areas close to Soledar in eastern Donetsk Oblast with a three-truck humanitarian convoy to support over 800 people who remain in communities surrounding Soledar,” Laerke said. 

“This is the first inter-agency humanitarian convoy to reach this area in Ukraine,” since fighting caused “widespread destruction,” he added. 

Laerke said the UN had given advance notice to both Ukraine and Russia of the convoy’s arrival.

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