Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

By The Rainbow
Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy
Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

Ukraine said its border guards are to inspect a controversial Russian aid convoy parked at the frontier.

Ukrainian officials said the inspectors had arrived to check the cargo, bound for cities in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian rebels.

Kiev fears the convoy may carry military supplies for the rebels, an accusation Russia has rejected, the BBC reports.

On Thursday, two reporters said they saw Russian army vehicles heading to rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

Ukrainian security officials said that they had spotted a column of armoured personnel carriers and military lorries crossing into the country.

Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, in Brussels for a meeting with his European Union counterparts, called the move “a gross violation of international law.”

Russia's government has consistently denied directly arming or training the rebels, who sparked the conflict in April when they took control of several cities in eastern Ukraine.