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Red Cross demands full list of items contained in Russian relief cargo bound for Ukraine

August 13, 2014, 20:07 UTC+3 GENEVA
The International Red Cross officials confirmed the Russian side had informed them about the relief cargo the day before on Tuesday
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GENEVA, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has demanded a full list of items contained in Russia’s relief convoy bound for southeast Ukraine, a Red Cross source told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.

“The ICRC needs a detailed list of items contained in the trucks in order to be able to accept the aid after Ukrainian border guards finish the customs formalities,” the source explained.

The International Red Cross officials confirmed the Russian side had informed them about the relief cargo the day before on Tuesday.

“The Russian authorities handed over a list of goods to the Ukrainian authorities and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It includes essentials, bottled water, food and power generators,” the Red Cross official said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in previous reports that the relief cargo contained 69 sets of power generators; 400 tonnes of groats; 340 tonnes of canned meat; 30 tonnes of salt; 100 tonnes of sugar; 60 tonnes of canned milk; 0.8 tonnes of tea; 679.5 tonnes of bottled water, 62.4 tonnes of baby food; 54 tonnes of medical products and 12,300 sleeping bags.

Meanwhile, the International Red Cross headquarters in Geneva said the ICRC was staying in contact with Russian and Ukrainian leaderships given that the two sides had to clarify a huge number of issues, including border passage and customs clearance.

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