August 11, 2014
Humanitarian convoy with so-called “peacemakers” was to enter Ukraine from Russia. – NSDC
On August 9 owing to efficient diplomatic activity of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko provocation from the side of the Russian Federation on Ukrainian state border have been diverted. Humanitarian convoy with so-called “peacemakers” was to enter Ukraine from Russia, allegedly with the approval of International Red Cross Committee. It was done in order to provoke a full-scale military conflict between Russia and Ukraine”, – it was the information the spokesman for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko provided during his media briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
Having received the timely information, the President of Ukraine urgently gathered emergency response team and held instant negotiations with world leaders. Thus, owing to diplomatic activity of the President of the state, he succeeded in stopping this provocation. International Red Cross Committee absolutely denied Russian information on alleged approval of the humanitarian convoy movement procedure by this international organization.
Colonel Lysenko informed that members of UN Security Council expressed their support of the Ukrainian position. Representatives of the countries believe that any intrusion of Russian troops into Ukrainian territory will lead to the escalation of the conflict and will be treated as an act of aggression. All the international partners of Ukraine assured the head of the state that they were going to prevent any provocative steps towards Ukraine.
After that, following President’s task, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin held a talk with the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, who assured him that the Russian provocation would be stopped.
The spokesman for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defence Council emphasized that in accordance with the international law standards, direction of any humanitarian freights to Ukraine is not only to receive advance approval of Ukrainian party, but also foresees presence of the corresponding request on the side of our country, as well as further customs clearance of such goods and their delivery through official channels. Peacemaking or military forces accompanying humanitarian freights without primary approval contradict the international law standards.