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Published: Saturday August 16, 2014 MYT 4:45:02 AM
Updated: Saturday August 16, 2014 MYT 4:46:10 AM

Russia says no military personnel in Ukraine relief convoy - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that no Russian military personnel were involved in a humanitarian convoy bound for Ukraine, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Hagel sought clarification about the Russian convoy from Shoigu during a phone call on Friday and was "guaranteed" it did not include Russian military personnel and would not be used as a pretext for intervening in Ukraine, the Pentagon said in a statement.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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