GENEVA Aug 11 The International Committee of
the Red Cross said it held talks on Monday with Ukrainian and
Russian authorities on Russia's proposed aid to eastern Ukraine,
where thousands of people are believed to be short of water,
electricity and medical aid.
In a statement, the independent aid agency said that it had
submitted a document to both sides and needed agreement from all
parties as well as security guarantees to carry out the
operation, as it does not use armed escorts.
"The document also stipulates ... that prior to the
beginning of the operation, the ICRC should receive without
undue delay from the authorities of the Russian Federation all
necessary details concerning the aid, including the volume and
type of items, and requirements for transport and storage," the
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Andrew Roche)