Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Russia says wants to send second aid convoy to east Ukraine

Source: Reuters - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:23 GMT
Author: Reuters
hum-war hum-aid
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

(Repeats with no changes to text)

MOSCOW, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Russia wants to send a second humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine in the near future, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after Kiev and the West criticised Moscow for sending the first cargo without official permission.

"The humanitarian situation is not improving but deteriorating," Lavrov told a news conference. "We want to reach an agreement on all conditions for delivering a second convoy by the same route... in the coming days."

Lavrov also said damage to civilian infrastructure in east Ukraine, where Kiev is fighting a pro-Russian rebellion, cannot all be put down to errors or chance. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Jason Bush)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs