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Russian aid convoy resumes travels toward Ukraine taking road leading south to rebel-held area

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    A white truck with humanitarian aid is driven from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)

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    A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid moves from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)

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    A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid moves from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)

A Russian aid convoy has resumed its travels toward Ukraine and has taken the road leading south toward the rebel-held city of Luhansk.

Associated Press reporters saw the trucks leave the military depot in the southern Russian city of Voronezh early Thursday.

The convoy of about 262 vehicles had been parked since late Tuesday amid disagreement over how and where it would cross into Ukraine, where government troops are battling pro-Russia separatists.

By sending the convoy south, Russia appears intent on not abiding by an earlier tentative agreement to deliver the aid to a Ukraine government-controlled crossing in the Kharkiv region, where it could be inspected by the Red Cross.