Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moscow agrees to all of Kiev’s demands, changes humanitarian convoy route

Moscow agrees to all of Kiev’s demands, changes humanitarian convoy route

11 Aug 20:24
source: ITAR-TASS
© ITAR-TASS / Sergey Fadeichev
SOCHI, August 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow has agreed with all of Kiev’s suggestions regarding the humanitarian mission to the south-east of Ukraine and corrected the convoy route, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. “We have agreed to the route that is comfortable to the Kiev authorities. We have agreed to have Ukrainian license plates on our trucks during their movement in Ukraine,” he said.
“We have agreed to take on not only representatives of the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] and the OSCE [Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe] aboard the trucks but also representatives of the Ukrainian authorities,” the minister said.
Ukraine has decided against reloading relief supplies from the Russian humanitarian convoy after its examination on the border, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. He said this idea had been proposed during the talks but then rejected.
“They insisted on reloading the cargo from all 287 trucks to the trucks to be provided by the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] but eventually gave it up for obvious reasons as this would have made the humanitarian mission more complicated and costlier,” Lavrov said.

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