Russia preparing to send second aid to Ukraine

Russia has informed Ukraine about its plans to send another humanitarian convoy, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russia has informed Ukraine about its plans to send another humanitarian convoy, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"Yesterday we sent an official note to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry notifying of our intention to prepare another convoy with humanitarian aid," Lavrov said at a briefing in Moscow on Monday.

The note was accompanied by a detailed list of nomencluture of the goods to be delivered, he said.

"We expressed our hope for close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities in agreeing all necessary formalities. We hope that the required time period, given the experience we already have, will not be as long as in the case with the first convoy," Lavrov said.

The humanitarian situation in southeast Ukraine continues to worsen, he said.

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