Humanitarian convoy from Russia to Eastern Ukraine

The Russian convoy with 287 trucks with humanitarian aid will cross border of Ukraine and will follow to Lugansk controlled by pro-Russian separatists. The Russian convoy will follow under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

But the Ukrainian government refuses to let the convoy cross the border. The prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that the Putin humanitarian convoy won't be passed through the Ukrainian territory of the Kharkov area. In his Twitter page Yatsenyuk said that "Ukraine can accept any kind of humanitarian aid only upon the basis international law and exclusively from the Red Cross". Now the Russian tracks are settled down near the city of Voronezh, approximately in 450 km from the border with Ukraine.

Kiev says that they doesn't trust in the declared purposes of this mission and assumes direct military invasion of Russia under the guise of humanitarian aid.

The Ukrainian government agrees to accept freight only provided that it will be accompanied in the territory of Ukraine by representatives of the Red Cross. Representatives of the Red Cross organisation says that they doesn't control the convoy and they can't tell where Russian trucks are going.