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A Russian aid convoy destined for Ukraine prepared to cross the border on Friday. The convoy of trucks underwent checks by Ukraine border and custom officials before it would be allowed to enter the country. (Aug. 15)

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Rostov region, Russia - August 15, 2014

1. Wide of driver opening back of truck

2. Close of driver opening truck

3. Wide of opened truck

4. Mid of two drivers carrying box

5. Wide of military helicopter flying over convoy

6. Mid of driver taking two cans of condensed milk out of box

7. Wide of opened trucks

8. Mid of cargo in trucks

9. Mid of mobile powerplant

10. Mid of bags in truck

11. Wide of Ministry of Emergency Situations representative passing truck loaded with water

12. Mid of cargo in truck

13. Wide of convoy

14. Wide of cargo in truck

15. Mid of icon of Jesus on driver cabin's window

16. Wide pan of convoy

STORYLINE:

A Russian aid convoy destined for Ukraine prepared to cross the border on Friday.

The convoy of trucks underwent checks by Ukraine border and custom officials before it would be allowed to enter the country, a sign that the two countries were taking steps to ease mounting tensions over the shipment.

Ukraine has expressed fears that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists and threatened to use all means necessary to block the convoy if Ukrainian officials and the Red Cross were not allowed to inspect the cargo.

Meanwhile, a dozen Russian armored personnel carriers appeared near the aid convoy on Friday.

The Interfax Ukraine news agency reported that arrangements had been made to allow the cargo to enter the country through the Izvaryne crossing point under the control of Ukrainian officials and in the presence of representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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