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Moscow sends new humanitarian convoy note to Kiev — Lavrov

August 29, 2014, 13:35 UTC+3 URGENT: Moscow sends new humanitarian convoy note to Kiev - Lavrov
"Our official note on Russia’s intention to send a new humanitarian convoy to the southeast of Ukraine had been delivered to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry last Sunday," the minister said
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MOSCOW, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow sent another humanitarian convoy note to Kiev on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

“Our official note on Russia’s intention to send a new humanitarian convoy to the southeast of Ukraine had been delivered to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry last Sunday, five days ago.”

“The day before yesterday we received an answer from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that expressed an agreement in principle to the sending of Russian humanitarian aid to the southeast of Ukraine and expressed the Ukrainian view on the logistics of this second convoy,” Lavrov said.

“We sent a second note to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry yesterday with taking into account the Ukrainian proposals,” the minister said. “In our view, we have a common understanding on the way of ensuring security of this second convoy to the southeast [of Ukraine] and the cargo delivery.

The only way to save civilians in Ukraine is to push Ukrainian troops away the positions from which they are attacking cities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

“Everyone understands that from the military point of view militias are doing simple things - they are pushing Ukrainian troops away the positions from which they are delivering strikes on cities, hospitals and civilian facilities,” Lavrov said.

“It is the right cause to protect women and children,” he said.

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