“We are urging the sides involved in the conflict to announce a ceasefire for the duration of this mission and asking the UN Security Council to adopt a relevant statement,” the ministry said.
“We expect all members of the international community to support further efforts to alleviate the humanitarian situation in south-eastern regions of Ukraine,” the ministry said.
Moscow on Thursday warned against possible provocations to upset the delivery of humanitarian aid to south-eastern regions of Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow welcomed “the final agreement on all parameters of the urgent delivery of the Russian humanitarian aid to the south-east of Ukraine by the Izvarino-Lugansk route”, the ministry said.
Ukraine and Russia have agreed the procedure for examining and customs clearing the cargo: each truck will be accompanied by a Red Cross official, and Russian and Ukrainian customs officers will examine and seal the trucks before they cross the border.