Ukraine accuses Russian aid convoy of 'direct invasion'

August 22, 2014 12:16 PM

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Ukraine accuses Russian aid convoy of 'direct invasion'

After more than a week of border delays, Russia sent a humanitarian aid convoy unauthorized into Ukraine on Friday in what the Kiev government called a "direct invasion" by military vehicles under the guise of delivering relief aid to the besieged eastern regions.

The Russian convoy, bound for the besieged city of Luhansk in the area of eastern Ukraine under partial control of Russian-backed rebels, had been stuck at the border until a dispute over customs clearance and security guarantees.

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