The US government issued the following warning to Russia on Friday concerning the aid convoy that was heading into Ukrainian territory without legal authority.
“Given that Ukraine has allowed international humanitarian groups to deliver aid within its territory, there is no logical reason why Russia should seek to deliver it,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told a Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Friday.
“Therefore, any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory, including one under the guise of providing humanitarian aid, would be completely unacceptable and deeply alarming. And it would be viewed as an invasion of Ukraine,”
The EU and US, along with the Ukrainian government, accused Moscow of increasing the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia flatly denied the accusation saying that the unrest was the result of Ukraine’s use of force in the region and that its bid to end the rebellion has made the situation worse.
Over the last week NATO has repeatedly warned about invasion of the territory by Russia. It supported its claim by saying that Russia had amassed 20,000 troops on the Ukraine border. Once again, the Kremlin denied any plan to send or use troops in the rebellion in the Donetsk region.