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Aid convoy an 'invasion,' Ukraine says

Posted: August 23, 2014 at 3:38 a.m.

A Russian border guard opens a gate Friday for the first trucks of a Russian aid convoy heading into Ukraine after more than a week’s delay and without Kiev’s permission.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.

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A convoy of trucks carrying aid from Russia to parts of eastern Ukraine rolls Friday on the main road to Luhansk. (By: SERGEI GRITS) (Credit: AP)

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