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Russia hasn't yet notified Kiev about plans to send more relief supplies - official

August 28, 2014, 2:46 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, August 28, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine has not yet been notified by Russia about its plans to send a new batch of relief supplies to Ukraine's eastern regions, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council (SNBO) said on Wednesday.

"The International Committee of the Red Cross and Ukrainian authorities have not received an official notification yet," SNBO spokesman Andrei Lysenko told reporters, "we await the official document in order to consider the issue."

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia hoped to send a new humanitarian aid convoy to southeastern Ukraine as early as this week.

“We have reasons to hope that we shall achieve constructive technical and logistics solutions to send a second humanitarian convoy to Ukraine’s southeast in the near future," Lavrov said at the Seliger 2014 international youth forum. "I am certain it will not be the last one. The demand for humanitarian aid is enormous.

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