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Russian reports: 280 trucks with humanitarian aid leave for war-torn regions of east Ukraine

Russian state media is reporting that about 280 trucks have left the Moscow region for war-torn eastern Ukraine, a day after the Kiev government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious region.

Russian television reported early Tuesday that trucks carrying 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid were headed to Ukraine. Reporters said the convoy of trucks, painted white and bearing a red cross, is part of an internationally agreed-upon mission under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Andre Loersch, a spokesman for the ICRC in Kiev, told The Associated Press by phone that despite the general agreement among all parties, he had "no information about the content" of the trucks and did not know where they were headed.