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 Ex-President Kuchma: the "Humanitarian" Convoy Will Cross the Border in the Kharkiv Region

The humanitarian aid for Lugansk aimed Russia under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will cross the Ukrainian-Russian border at the customs post in the Kharkiv region.

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma told Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports.

"The Contact Group decided at a session on Monday that the humanitarian aid will be delivered through Kharkiv region. A route to Luhansk has been determined as well," he said.

Kuchma emphasized that the "assistance will be carried out under the auspices of the International Red Cross and the column will be accompanied by representatives of the OSCE."

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The meeting of the contact group on Monday was held as a videoconference, the representatives of the "DPR" participated in it, while the so-called Luhansk People's Republic was not represented at the meeting. "Apparently, they are not interested in receiving this assistance," Kuchma said.

He also noted that not only Russian cargo will be delivered to Luhansk, but also "help of Ukraine, the EU and the United States."

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"The most important thing is the distribution of this assistance - primarily, hospitals, kindergartens, orphanages, and other needy people should get the help. The militants should not a piece of it," Kuchma said, noting that the process of distribution of assistance will be held in by representatives of the ICRC.

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