Lavrov Says Humanitarian Aid Will Not be Reloaded at the Border and That All Matters Have Been Agreed

Moscow has agreed with all of Kyiv’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 theKyiv authorities. We have agreed to have Ukrainian license plateson our trucks during their movement in Ukraine," hesaid.

"We have agreed to takeon not only representatives of the ICRC [International Committee ofthe Red Cross] and the OSCE [Organisation for Security andCooperation in Europe] aboard the trucks but also representativesof the Ukrainian authorities," the minister said, Censor.NET reports citing ITAR-TASS.

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Ukraine has decidedagainst reloading relief supplies from the Russian humanitarianconvoy after its examination on the border, Foreign Minister SergeiLavrov said on Tuesday.

He said this idea hadbeen proposed during the talks but then rejected.

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"They insisted onreloading the cargo from all 287 trucks to the trucks to beprovided by the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] buteventually gave it up for obvious reasons as this would have madethe humanitarian mission more complicated and costlier," Lavrovsaid.

"I hope very much thatcertain public statements made in Kiev today by some officials whodemanded new conditions will be disavowed and that they will notimpede the implementation of the agreements reached by Russia,Ukraine and the ICRC," the minister said.

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ICRC officials will meetthe convoy on the border with Ukraine at the point that was agreedto by Kiev, examine it and accompany the convoy to the destination,primarily in the Luhansk region, he said.

Russian Foreign Ministersaid that the Ukrainian authorities guarantee the security of thepassage of Russian humanitarian aid convoy through the territorythey control. "We firmly believe the assurances that we were givenby the Ukrainian authorities: they ensure the safety of traffic ofthe convoy in the territory, which is controlled by the securityforces of Kyiv," Lavrov said.

He noted that themilitants were also informed by the Russian side as to the passageof humanitarian convoy and expressed hope that they will alsoensure its safety.

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