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Aug 11, 2014 11:25 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The Kremlin says Russia will send a humanitarian convoy into Ukraine in cooperation with the International Red Cross.

The statement was made Monday in a readout of a telephone call between Russia's President Vladimir Putin and European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso.

The statement didn't say when the convoy will leave or provide any other details.

For the past weeks, Russia has been urging Ukraine to allow it to send humanitarian aid to the residents of its eastern regions engulfed by pro-Russian insurgency, but Ukraine and the West have opposed the move.

There was no immediate comment from the Red Cross.

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