Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Russia is willing to senda humanitarian aid convoy with full international supervision ofthe convoys, transport routes and the distribution of the aid,Censor.NET reports, citingVioce of America.
Britain's ambassador Mark Lyall Grant was skeptical, sayingRussia's support of armed rebels is responsible for the worseninghumanitarian situation in the east.
"We agree that there needs to be an end to violence. We agreethat alleviating humanitarian distress is a matter of priority; butRussia cannot credibly present itself as supporting the people ofeastern Ukraine when it is the architect of the violence thatafflicts them," said Lyall Grant.
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U.S. Deputy U.N. Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo noted that Russiahas the means to end the instability.
"Russia can stop all of this. The surest way to end the violenceis for Russia to stop the flow of fighters, weapons and money fromRussia into eastern Ukraine. Russia has the ability to get theseparatists it supports to lay down their arms, sit at thenegotiating table and work to implement President Poroshenko'speace plan," said DiCarlo.