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Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine, return to Russia as people wait to enter Ukraine on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine return to Russia as people wait to enter Ukraine at the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine, stand in line as they return to Russia in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine, return to Russia as people wait to enter Ukraine at the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
First trucks of the Russian aid convoy stand in the Russian inspection zone inside a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Russia has been trying to send in about 200 trucks carrying what it says is humanitarian aid to help civilians in Luhansk, but Ukraine fears the move is a ploy to aid the pro-Russian separatists, and the convoy has been held up at the border for a week.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A driver carries empty water bottles as he walks past trucks forming part of an aid convoy parked in a field about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the Ukrainian border, near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy are waiting near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Trucks forming part of an aid convoy destined for Ukraine travel on a road to the border control point in the Russian town of Donetsk, in the Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Fighting in Ukraine has escalated since the insurgency arose in April, with government troops steadily taking back rebel-held territory in the east. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A driver stands near trucks as the first part of Russian aid convoy is parked inside a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
About 60 trucks forming part of a Russian aid convoy are parked in a field about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A driver installs a red flag on his lorry, parked with other lorries of the Russian humanitarian convoy not far from a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 20, 2014. A tension between Moscow and Kiev simmering over Russia's decision to try and deliver what it claims to be a huge humanitarian aid convoy that the Ukrainian authorities fear may be used to smuggle in arms to the pro-Kremlin insurgents. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Lorries part of a Russian humanitarian convoy are parked not far from a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 20, 2014. A tension between Moscow and Kiev simmering over Russia's decision to try and deliver what it claims to be a huge humanitarian aid convoy that the Ukrainian authorities fear may be used to smuggle in arms to the pro-Kremlin insurgents. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Lorries part of a Russian humanitarian convoy are parked not far from a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 19, 2014. A tension between Moscow and Kiev simmering over Russia's decision to try and deliver what it claims to be a huge humanitarian aid convoy that the Ukrainian authorities fear may be used to smuggle in arms to the pro-Kremlin insurgents. AFP PHOTO/DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Lorries part of a Russian humanitarian convoy are parked not far from a checkpoint at the Ukrainian border some 30 km outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, on August 19, 2014. A tension between Moscow and Kiev simmering over Russia's decision to try and deliver what it claims to be a huge humanitarian aid convoy that the Ukrainian authorities fear may be used to smuggle in arms to the pro-Kremlin insurgents. AFP PHOTO/DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Drivers prepare to show cargos to journalists in a field where the aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Cargo of one of aid convoy trucks is shown to journalists in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bottles with water are placed in the back of a truck as Russian Ministry of Emergency Situation decided to show the aid convoy to journalists in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A man takes a picture of an aid convoy witch is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A driver jumps out from a truck which he opened to show its cargo to journalists in a field where the aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A driver in the back of his truck shows a tin containing condensed milk to journalists in a field where the aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
An aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A driver stands near trucks as an aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
An aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
In this image taken from video a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. But the international Red Cross, which is due to coordinate the operation, said it had no information on what the trucks were carrying or where they were going. (AP Photo/ RTR via Associated Press Television) TV OUT RUSSIA OUT
In this image taken from video a Russian Orthodox Church clergyman blesses a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid in Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. But the international Red Cross, which is due to coordinate the operation, said it had no information on what the trucks were carrying or where they were going. (AP Photo/RTR, via Associated Press Television) TV OUT RUSSIA OUT
In this taken from video a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid is ready to leave Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. But the international Red Cross, which is due to coordinate the operation, said it had no information on what the trucks were carrying or where they were going. (AP Photo/RTR via Associated Press Televison) TV OUT RUSSIA OUT
In this image taken from video a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid on its way to Voronezh, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission. But the international Red Cross, which is due to coordinate the operation, said it had no information on what the trucks were carrying or where they were going. (AP Photo/ RTR via Associated Press Television) TV OUT RUSSIA OUT
People cross the border at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is to cross the border on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
People cross the border at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is to cross the border on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
An Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is to cross the border on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
An Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is to cross the border on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
An Ukrainian border guard stands guard at the checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on the Ukraine-Russia border, where a Russian humanitarian convoy must to cross on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
An Ukrainian border guard checks a passing car at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is to cross the border on August 13, 2014. Ukraine's interior minister insisted Wednesday that Kiev would not let any Russian convoy onto its territory, saying any 'provocation by the cynical aggressor' would be blocked. 'No 'humanitarian convoy' of Putin's will be allowed to cross the territory of the Kharkiv region,' Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, adding that 'provocation by the cynical aggressor will not be permitted on our territory.' AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A driver washes the windshield of his truck as an aid convoy is parked in Voronezh, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
An aid convoy is parked about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
An elderly man and woman look at trucks, marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine, as they return to Russia on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia on the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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(Reuters) - Russia wants to send a second humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine in the near future, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after Kiev and the West criticized Moscow for sending the first cargo without official permission.

"The humanitarian situation is not improving but deteriorating," Lavrov told a news conference. "We want to reach an agreement on all conditions for delivering a second convoy by the same route... in the coming days."

Lavrov also said damage to civilian infrastructure in east Ukraine, where Kiev is fighting a pro-Russian rebellion, cannot all be put down to errors or chance.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Jason Bush)

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Captured Ukrainian border guards sit in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A captured Ukrainian border guard sits in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A pro-Russian rebel listens to the news on a transistor radio in the town of Novoazovsk, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A camouflaged pro-Russian tank seen in the town of Novoazovsk, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
An Orthodox church crosses hangs on a chest of a pro-Russian rebel in the town of Novoazovsk, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A local resident passes by camouflaged pro-Russian tank in the town of Novoazovsk, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in firm control, well-equipped and relaxed. At least half a dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town, although the total number at the rebels’ disposal is believed to be much greater. Novoazovsk fell swiftly to the rebels Wednesday after being pounded by shelling.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an APC near the village of Sakhanka, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Separatist rebels shelled a town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Relatives and friends say goodbye to volunteers, their unit's flag on the right, before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A father, a volunteer, holds his little daughter as relatives and friends say good-buy to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners, dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes, board the bus after being marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners, dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes, board the bus after being marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: A woman walks through war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment displayed by pro-Russian separatists when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: People walk through war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment displayed by pro-Russian separatists when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: Pro-Russian separatists stand guard as dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. The separatists also displayed war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment including tanks and armored personnel carriers. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: People take photos of war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment displayed by pro-Russian separatists when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: People walk through war-damaged Ukrainian military equipment displayed by pro-Russian separatists when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DONETSK, UKRAINE - AUGUST 24: A pro-Russian waves Donetsk flag on the war-damaged Ukrainian tank displayed by pro-Russian separatists when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners dressed in ragged military uniforms and civilian clothes are marched past jeering crowds around Lenin Square, the rebel-held city Donetsk on Sunday, August 24, 2014, marking Ukraines Independence Day. In Ukraine, the celebration of 23 years since Ukraine split from Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union was marked with a military parade. The fighting in eastern Ukraine, which began in April when the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk announced their intention to split from the rest of Ukraine, has seen around 2,000 civilians killed and more than 330,000 forced out of their homes, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Armed Pro-Russian militants stand guard as captured Ukrainian sodliers board a bus on August 24, 2014 in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, during a parade in mockery of the country's Independence Day celebrations. Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd on August 24 in a bid to mock Kiev's Independence Day celebrations. In the capital, the Ukrainian government had sought to boost morale and send a defiant message to the rebels with an upbeat military parade to mark the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. AFP PHOTO / MAX VETROV (Photo credit should read MAX VETROV/AFP/Getty Images)
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