Kiev refuses Russian humanitarian convoy passage into Ukraine
Kiev denied passage Tuesday to a convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid for beleaguered pro-Russian separatists, saying it was managed by the Russian army. Ukraine and the West have voiced concerns that Moscow could use the aid initiative as a cover for sending troops into separatist-held territory. The government in Ukraine says it is willing for trucks from Russia to unload their contents at the border and for the aid to be transferred to transportation leased by the ICRC. Officials with the ICRC and Ukraine's government said Tuesday they had no information on what the trucks were carrying or where specifically they were headed.