Aid convoy trucks leave Ukraine, return to Russia

August 23, 2014 12:34 PM

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Aid convoy trucks leave Ukraine, return to Russia

One driver who declined to give his name told the Associated Press the entire convoy of about 260 was expected to return Saturday to Russia. The state news agency RIA Novosti cited the Russian customs service as saying the trucks would move in six groups.

The developments come after a tense day Friday, when the aid convoy carrying "humanitarian cargoes" defied the Ukrainian government and International Committee of the Red Cross by crossing the border and arriving in Luhansk, the separatists' stronghold in eastern Ukraine.

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