Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov

Kiev announced today that it will allow the Russian aid convoy to enter in small numbers after being inspected again by border and customs officials.

The convoy consisting of 280 trucks with almost 1,800 tons of medical supplies, food, including baby food, sleeping bags and other basic necessities.

“The cargo, in agreement with the mission of the Red Cross, will be delivered to the international crossing point of Izvarino-Donetsk in batches of up to 30 vehicles,” the head of the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service Anatoliy Makarenko was quoted as saying by LB.ua.

Lorries part of a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 17, 2014. (AFP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
Lorries part of a Russian humanitarian convoy approach a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 17, 2014. (AFP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday it was ready to take the aid shipment under its jurisdiction.

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