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Ukrainian border guards begin checks on Russian aid convoy


KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards on Thursday began checks on a Russian truck convoy which is carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine, the border guards service said.

"I can confirm that at 2:15 p.m. the Ukrainian side began border-customs formalities relating to the Russian humanitarian cargo," border guard spokesman Andriy Demchenko told Reuters.

Asked on whose territory the cargo was, he replied: "On the territory of the Russian border point."

(Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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