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France says Russian convoy to Ukraine may be 'cover' for incursion
August 12, 2014 / 7:01 AM / in 3 years

France says Russian convoy to Ukraine may be 'cover' for incursion

PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that a Russian convoy of 280 trucks en route to Ukraine could be an attempt by Moscow to install a permanent presence in the country.

“We must be extremely careful because this could be a cover for the Russians to install themselves near Lugansk and Donetsk and put us before a done deed,” he told France Info radio. “This (convoy) is only possible, only justifiable, if the Red Cross authorizes it.”

Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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