Middle East

Russia 'sending humanitarian convoy' to Ukraine: Kremlin

An armed Ukrainian soldier poses in front his APC near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on August 11, 2014.AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said Monday that Russia was sending a "humanitarian convoy" to eastern Ukraine despite Western fears that the mission might be used as a cover for intervention.

"The Russian side is sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine in cooperation with the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross," President Vladimir Putin told European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso as the two talked on the phone, according to a Kremlin statement.





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