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Russian Red Cross workers ready to accompany new convoy to Ukraine

August 25, 2014, 18:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, August 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Red Cross is ready to accompany a second convoy to Ukraine and has already set up five teams of volunteers and workers for that, the organization’s spokesperson Tatyana Klenitskaya said on Monday.

“The Red Cross has sent letters to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov, offering assistance in escorting the aid and helping to distribute it in the south-east of Ukraine,” she said.

The Red Cross has set up five teams in its regional branches in Russia: 35 workers and volunteers are ready to accompany the cargo, Klenitskaya said.

Lavrov said earlier in the day that Russia was hoping to send a new aid convoy to eastern Ukraine this week.

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