Ukraine says Russian aid convoy won't be let in, denounce Moscow's "cynicism"

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:32 GMT

KIEV, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk denounced on Wednesday the dispatch of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine as an act of Russian "cynicism" and the country's interior minister said it would not be allowed in.

Yatseniuk, speaking to a government meeting, said: "The level of Russian cynicism knows no bounds. First they send tanks, Grad missiles and bandits who fire on Ukrainians and then they send water and salt."

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook page: "No Putin 'humanitarian convoy' will be allowed across the territory of Kharkiv region. The provocation by a cynical aggressor will not be allowed."

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alessandra Prentice)

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