The US State Department is in conversations with the Ukraine government to stipulate requirements for a humanitarian aid convoy from Russia to cross borders.
Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said the International Red Cross would take control of the aid and distribute it once the convoy crossed the border into Ukraine.
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However the vote goes, bonds of blood, history and geography mean the people of the Scottish borders will stay closely linked to England.
Alex Salmond could be hailed the future leader of a new country, but there is still no agreement on how an independent Scotland would work.
Corby has the largest Scottish exile community - although they are not entitled to vote, if they could it would be an overwhelming "No".