Ukraine Border Guards to Inspect Russian Aid Convoy

Ukraine says its border guards are to inspect a controversial Russian aid convoy parked at the frontier.

Ukrainian officials said the inspectors had arrived to check the cargo, bound for cities in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine fears the convoy may carry military supplies for the rebels, an accusation Russia has rejected.

On Thursday, two reporters said they saw Russian army vehicles heading into Ukraine, into rebel-held territory.

Ukrainian security officials said that they had spotted a column of armored personnel carriers and military lorries crossing into Ukraine.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, in Brussels for a meeting with his EU counterparts, called the move “a gross violation of international law”.

Russia’s government has consistently denied directly arming or training the rebels, who sparked the conflict in April when they took control of several cities in eastern Ukraine.

 

Source: BBC

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