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Ukraine vows to block Russian 'aid' convoy heading for border

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MOSCOW - A convoy of 262 Russian trucks rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Tuesday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels. 

Employees of Ukraine's State Emergency Service carry an elderly woman onto a special train for displaced people leaving the city of Svatovo, on August 12, 2014

The convoy of what Russia says is humanitarian aid has sparked fears of an escalation in a conflict that has left hundreds dead in eastern Ukraine in recent months and plunged Moscow's ties with the West to their lowest point in decades.

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