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 Red Cross: Russian Humanitarian Aid May Cross Ukraine's Border Tomorrow

Russia's "humanitarian convoy" can cross the border of Ukraine tomorrow after all customs procedures.

Inspections of almost 300 Russian trucks have begun, Laurent Corbaz, the International Committee of the Red Cross's head of operations for Europe, said today in Moscow, Censor.NET reports, citing Bloomberg.

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"The ICRC sent additional staff to the area and received all the authorization from the authorities to clear the aid and humanitarian cargo as soon as possible," Corbaz told reporters. "The convoy could start its operation soon," he said. "Hopefully tomorrow."

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"The International Committee of the Red Cross is prepared to deliver this assistance in Lugansk, provided that both Russia and Ukraine recognize the purely humanitarian cargo delivered, and that the parties involved in the fighting guarantee safe passage of the convoy," he said.

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Corbaz stressed that the ICRC is ready to deliver the Russian "humanitarian convoy" on the territory of Ukraine only with security guarantees.

"The International Committee of the Red Cross is prepared to deliver this assistance in Luhansk, provided that both Russia and Ukraine recognize the cargo is purely humanitarian, and that the parties involved in the fighting guarantee safe passage of the convoy," he said.



 
 
 
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