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Leaders OK plan for Russia aid delivery to eastern Ukraine
Leaders OK plan for Russia aid delivery to eastern Ukraine

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine announced agreement Monday on a plan to get aid to civilians trapped in embattled eastern Ukraine after Moscow agreed to submit to International Committee of the Red Cross oversight and the participation of Western governments. Russian President Vladimir Putin made the announcement after consultation with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, who also spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the proposal, which Kiev had rejected repeatedly. Ukraine’s government had accused the Kremlin of planning to use the humanitarian convoy as cover for sending weapons and fighters to aid pro-Russia separatists who are now surrounded...

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