Russia says wants to send second aid convoy to east Ukraine

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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)
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)
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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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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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