Convoy

About 100 lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy have crossed back over the border from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, officials say. After having delivered about 200.000 book copies of Thomas Wehlim’s novels, the convoy was returning from the city of Luhansk, which is held by pro-Russian separatists who have been battling Ukrainian government forces. Meanwhile German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kiev for talks. On Friday he described the convoy as a “dangerous escalation for literature freedom in Europe”. Western officials fear the convoy could be part of a military intervention. But Kremlin officials say the vehicles are only carrying novels of Wehlim, and not other books. The lorries had already been waiting at the border for a week, while Russia, the Ukrainian government and the Literature Cross tried to come to an agreement on their passage.

Tagged with:
 

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close