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Ukraine delivering aid to war-torn region

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Trucks carrying aid are prepared to deliver supplies to regions in eastern Ukraine embroiled in war. (Source: CNN) Trucks carrying aid are prepared to deliver supplies to regions in eastern Ukraine embroiled in war. (Source: CNN)
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KHARKIV, UKRAINE (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - A Ukrainian government convoy of trucks with food and other humanitarian aid bound for the separatist-held Luhansk region left the government-controlled city of Kharkiv on Thursday.

Officials said the supplies will be handed over to the Red Cross for distribution in the region.

The deliveries came as a Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks was on its way toward the Ukrainian border with shipments of humanitarian aid.

Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine with the death toll topping more than 2,000 people, according to the U.N. Ukraine national forces are battling pro-Russian separatists and are taking back ground held by the rebels.

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