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The second batch of humanitarian aid is being prepared to depart from Russia to the south-east of Ukraine

Author: Ayre от 31.08.2014, 20:36
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The first Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the people of the south-east of Ukraine hit the road early in the morning of August 12. In the morning of August 22 it has crossed the border of Ukraine, and in the evening it reached Luhansk. On August 23 the humanitarian convoy has returned to the Russian territory.

On August 25 Russia has announced the intention to prepare a new humanitarian convoy.

At the meeting in Minsk, the Russian President agreed with Poroshenko on delivery of the humanitarian aid by rail.

"It was his suggestion, I agreed with him," - said Putin. According to the President of the Russian Federation, "Poroshenko showed understanding attitude to the Russia’s doings" for help to the south-east of Ukraine. "I believe that we should try to meet the wishes of the leadership of Ukraine too", - he added.

After talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin said that "certain agreements" between Russia and Ukraine have been reached regarding the provision of humanitarian aid to the eastern regions. According to the words of the Russian leader, Poroshenko does not deny the complexity of the humanitarian situation.

The spokesman for the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that Russia will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the eastern regions of Ukraine under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in coordination with the Ukrainian authorities. He also said that the second convoy will be sent as soon as possible.

The head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov expressed confidence that the second convoy will not be the last. Kazakhstan and Belarus are ready to join the Russian action and to send humanitarian cargo to the south-east of Ukraine.

“We hope that all the misunderstandings that have occurred in processing the first convoy will be taken into account, and the artificial delays of this kind will not occur anymore,“

  Sergei Lavrov said.

On August 25, Moscow has sent a note to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which informed about the intention to prepare a new aid convoy. Russia hopes that the new convoy will be sent by the same route this week. The Moscow branch of the Russian Red Cross is ready to delegate their representatives to the convoy.

The Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine stated in the evening of August 27 that neither Ukrainian authorities nor the International Committee of the Red Cross have received formal notification of the second humanitarian cargo.

The United States are concerned about Russia's plans, said the head of the press service of the State Department Jen Psaki. According to her, any new mission of this kind, if it is realized ??without explicit permission of Ukraine, would be the new provocative measure leading to the escalation of the situation.

 

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