Red Cross to hold aid convoy talks in Kiev, Moscow

A senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will travel to Kiev and Moscow for talks on the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, an ICRC spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Laurent Corbaz, head of ICRC Operations for Europe and Central Asia, will stress the independent aid agency's "strictly humanitarian role" and that "the delivery of aid should not be politicized", spokeswoman Anastasia Isyuk said.

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Corbaz was expected to leave Geneva later on Thursday.

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"The question of border crossing procedures and customs clearance (for the aid convoy) still have to be clarified between the two sides," Isyuk said.

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