Syria sends humanitarian aid to Lugansk Republic
The Lugansk Information Center announces that the aid will be distributed to children's institutions within the republic.
The Lugansk People's Republic announced that a shipment of humanitarian aid had been received by the Russian ministry of emergencies and distributed to residents in the Republic.
The Lugansk Information Center said in a statement that a convoy of Russian Emergency vehicles carrying humanitarian aid from the Syrian Arab Republic arrived in the capital on March 13.
The information center added that the receipt and delivery took place in full compliance with the requirements and rules of international law, stressing that there were no emergencies during the operation.
According to the statement, university students unloaded the goods.
Last month, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad affirmed his country's support of Russia's recognition of the sovereignty of the Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics.
Mekdad affirmed Damascus' support for Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognize the sovereignty of the two republics, declaring solidarity with the people of the LPR and DPR. He also indicated that his country would cooperate with the two new countries.
Amid Russia's military operation in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated he is open to compromising the status of two territories - Lugansk and Donetsk - which Putin recognized as independent states just before the authorization of the military operation on February 24.
"What is important to me is how the people in those territories are going to live who want to be part of Ukraine, who in Ukraine will say that they want to have them in," Zelensky said. "So the question is more difficult than simply acknowledging them."
"This is another ultimatum and we are not prepared for ultimatums. What needs to be done is for President Putin to start talking, start the dialogue instead of living in the informational bubble without oxygen."