Friday, August 22, 2014
(Undated) -- A Russian aid convoy is rolling into Ukraine. Moscow defied the Ukrainian government in ordering about 70 trucks to cross the border today and head for the eastern rebel stronghold of Luhansk. A number of pro-Russia separatist fighters are accompanying the trucks. Nearly 200 other trucks are still waiting at the border. Moscow and Kiev had agreed that any trucks carrying aid would be escorted by the Red Cross. Ukraine and western nations are worried that Moscow could use the aid convoy as a pretext for direct Russian military intervention.