Monday, 25 August 2014

Ukraine - BREAKING NEWS - 1300 CET 25.08.14

-- Ukraine says its border guards have attacked a convoy of "dozens" of armored vehicles and tanks that Kyiv says entered its territory from Russia near the Azov Sea. A spokesman said the separatist column crossed in an area close to the city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region. "The convoy has been stopped by border guards," he said. "The battle is ongoing."

-- Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia plans to send a second humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine. Lavrov told reporters that Russia had informed Ukraine of its intention and hoped for full cooperation from Kyiv.

-- Lavrov also said he saw nothing humiliating in publicly parading Ukrainian prisoners through the streets of Donetsk over the weekend. The move was criticized by rights organizations as a violation of the Geneva Convention.

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