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Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational
Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational

A Russian convoy carrying aid for civilians trapped in separatist-controlled Luhansk in eastern Ukraine diverted from its agreed route to the Ukrainian border Thursday, drawing warnings from Kiev that it will be blocked "with all the forces available" unless its cargo is first inspected. Ukrainian officials and their Western allies have expressed concerns that the 280-vehicle humanitarian relief mission dispatched from Moscow on Tuesday could be attempting to smuggle military assistance and reinforcements for the struggling pro-Russia insurgency. The Russian convoy deviated from the main route to Kharkiv, a major city in eastern Ukraine still under Kiev's control, and...

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