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Government reports progress in aid negotiations as more Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine

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Aug. 15, 2014, 1:46 p.m. | Kyiv Post+ — by Ian Bateson, Kyiv Post+

Trucks of Russian humanitarian convoy wait at the location outside Voronezh some 400 km outside Moscow on August 13, 2014. A massive Russian aid convoy rumbled towards Ukraine's border on August 13 as Kiev vowed to block what it feared could be a "Trojan horse" bringing military assistance to pro-Kremlin rebels fighting a bloody insurgency in the east. Russian television images showed a line of nearly 300 lorries moving through the countryside, covered with white tarpaulin and stretching over almost three kilometres (two miles).
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Ian Bateson

Ian Bateson was a staff writer at the Kyiv Post in 2014.

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As Ukrainian officials agreed to allow a massive Russian humanitarian aid transport to enter the country through a separatist controlled border check point in Izvaryne, an unspecified number of Russian armored vehicles crossed the border without any prior arrangement. 

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