KIEV, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Vice President Joseph Biden on Wednesday discussed the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine.
"During a phone conversation with US Vice President, [Ukrainian] President reported on recent developments on the implementation of international humanitarian mission under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The parties have agreed to continue to coordinate efforts to respond to existing and potential threats and challenges", the press-service of the Ukrainian president said.
Earlier it was reported that humanitarian relief supplies from three Ukrainian cities will be send to war-torn Luhansk on Thursday.
Russia sent a convoy of 280 white Kamaz trucks carrying humanitarian aid to southeastern Ukraine. The convoy is carrying medical supplies, food, baby food, sleeping bags and other basic necessities.
Earlier, Russia officially addressed UN humanitarian agencies, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with a call to organize an international humanitarian mission to Ukraine. Last week, Russia urged the UN Security Council to send a mission with Russian humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine under the auspices of the ICRC and accompanied by its representatives.
The ICRC backed the proposal, and on August 11, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia had reached an agreement with Kiev and the Red Cross on sending a humanitarian mission to eastern Ukraine, expressing hope that the West will not impede its delivery.