Russia raises Ukraine aid issue, U.N. talks drag on Syria help




 
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Russia raises Ukraine aid issue, U.N. talks drag on Syria help
 
June 17th, 2014  
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Topic: Russia raises Ukraine aid issue, U.N. talks drag on Syria help


Russia raises Ukraine aid issue, U.N. talks drag on Syria help
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday that more than 100,000 people have fled across its border to escape violence in eastern Ukraine and signaled that it has been delivering humanitarian assistance to the region without Kiev's consent. As U.N. Security Council members mull a draft resolution to approve cross-border aid access in Syria without government consent - where the U.N. says 9.3 million people need help - Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Moscow had found "ways and means" to get humanitarian help into neighboring Ukraine. "There are people who come across the border, get Russian humanitarian assistance and bring it back to their families," he said after U.N. aid chief Valerie Amos briefed the Security Council behind closed doors on Ukraine at the request of Russia.




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