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 NATO Speaking of the Humanitarian Convoy: Russia’s Deepens the Crisis that it has Created and Helped to Fuel. This May Lead only to Further RF Isolation.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned the entry of the convoy without Ukrainian authorities consent.

His statement says about it, Ukrainian Pravda reports.

"I condemn the entry of the Russian so-called Humanitarian convoy without Ukrainian authorities consent and without any participation of the International Red Cross Committee"

"This is a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments including those taken in Berlin and Geneva and also the further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia. This could only deepen a crisis in the region that Russia itself has created and continue to strengthen," The Secretary General claimed

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"The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists," Rasmussen said in a statement issued from NATO headquarters.

The convoy's move onto Ukrainian soil coincides with "a major escalation in Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine since mid-August, including the use of Russian forces," the alliance leader said. "In addition, Russian artillery support - both cross-border and from within Ukraine - is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces. We have also seen transfers of large quantities of advanced weapons, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery to separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine."

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He added that NATO also "is observing an alarming build-up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine."

Instead of de-escalating the situation, Russia continues to escalate it, despite the efforts of the international community to find a political solution to the crisis. This can only lead to Russia's further isolation. I strongly urge Russia not to take further provocative actions, to stop destabilising Ukraine and to take genuine steps to resolve this dangerous situation with full respect of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and international law.

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The aid trucks were reported to move towards the Ukrainian border crossing point Izaryne without the IRCC escort and Ukrainian Government consent.

 
 
 
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