Jen Psaki: We are concerned about Russia's plans to send a second convoy with the help to the east of Ukraine
“We do not know what Russia brought to Ukraine. We only know that Moscow sent a convoy of more than two hundred trucks without the permission of the Ukrainian government. We also know that Russia continues to fuel the conflict by supplying weapon the rebels, ammunition and training them. Now it’s not even clear whether all the trucks and drivers of the convoy left the country, ”she said. "Vesti".
In addition, she said that the United States is concerned about Russia's plans to send another humanitarian convoy to the east of Ukraine.
“Of course, we are concerned about Russia's plans to send a second convoy with help.” Any new missions without an explicit permission from Ukraine would be a provocative step that would only aggravate the situation, ”she said. "RT in Russian".
On Monday, the head of the Moscow branch of the Russian Red Cross, Igor Trunov, said that on August 28 he would meet with the head of the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Russia, Belarus and Moldova, Pascal Kyutta, to discuss the possibility of delivering another batch of humanitarian aid to Donbas residents.
“We agreed to meet with the ICRC representative on Thursday. It would be correct if this second humanitarian convoy went under the flag of the Russian Red Cross. This would simplify the situation significantly, ”RIA quotes him. "News".
It is worth noting that the Russian initiative is disturbed not only by Psaki, but also by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who believes that this could be a “red herring”.
“It cannot be excluded that the so-called humanitarian operations are a cover for military intervention,” he said. ITAR-TASS.
However, as the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov noted earlier, Moscow stopped “paying attention to the empty statements of Mr. Rasmussen and his press secretary”, since “there is essentially no point in commenting on them”.
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