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The transport, which left the Moscow suburbs on Aug. 12, was organized by the Russian government without the Russian Red Cross and so far no agreement has been reached with Ukraine or the International Committee of the Red Cross that would allow it to enter Ukraine legally and be delivered to civilians in separatist controlled Luhansk. 

“Ukraine can accept any kind of humanitarian aid solely within international law and solely from the Red Cross,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a Cabinet meeting on Aug. 13.

“The level of Russian cynicism has no boundaries. First, they supply tanks, Grads, terrorists, bandits who shoot Ukrainians, and then they supply water and salt,” he added. 

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