Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is in talks with the Ukraine Government, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations on sending humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine.
"We think it is a priority now to reach an agreement with the Ukrainian side, International Committee of the Red Cross and the international U.N. humanitarian agencies on the necessity to send emergency humanitarian aid to the (eastern Ukrainian provinces) of Luhansk and Donetsk," Lavrov told reporters.
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