Russia says to send aid to Ukraine despite West's warnings

Russia said Monday it would dispatch a humanitarian convoy to conflict-torn east Ukraine despite fierce warnings from the West that Moscow not act alone as a cover for sending in troops. Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission. Russian President Vladimir Putin told European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso that Moscow “is sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine in cooperation with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross.”

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