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Humanitarian convoy organised through Slovenia

Ljubljana, 14 March - Slovenian authorities have organised a humanitarian convoy to get lorries and passenger stranded in Slovenia due to border checks to their destination countries, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday evening.

The convoy of lorries and buses got under way in the evening accompanied by police and vehicles of the national motorway company DARS.

Transit to their destination countries will be supervised and there will be no stop in the transit countries, the ministry said.

The convoy was organised in agreement with Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Two Ukrainian buses with 95 passengers which had been stuck in the zone between the Italian and Slovenian border on Fernetiči for almost two days are not part of the convoy, according to public broadcaster TV Slovenija.

The buses were sent to Padua and the passengers will be airlifted to their countries, the report said.

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