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A white truck with humanitarian aid is driven from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

VORONEZH, Russia (AP) — A Russian aid convoy has resumed its travels toward Ukraine and has taken the road leading south toward the rebel-held city of Luhansk.

Associated Press reporters saw the trucks leave the military depot in the southern Russian city of Voronezh early Thursday.

The convoy of about 262 vehicles had been parked since late Tuesday amid disagreement over how and where it would cross into Ukraine, where government troops are battling pro-Russia separatists.

By sending the convoy south, Russia appears intent on not abiding by an earlier tentative agreement to deliver the aid to a Ukraine government-controlled crossing in the Kharkiv region, where it could be inspected by the Red Cross.


Covered with dust and burnt rosehip berries seen after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. At least three people have been
Covered with dust and burnt rosehip berries seen after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. At least three people have been killed in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as the government intensifies its shelling campaign. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits/AP)


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Pro-Russian rebels stand at a block-post on the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of the bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday,
Pro-Russian rebels stand at a block-post on the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of the bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, where at least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government troops against pro-Russian separatist rebels have been killed in an ambush, a spokesman for their radical nationalist movement said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits/AP)

A Pro-Russian rebel standing at a block-post in the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of the bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday,
A Pro-Russian rebel standing at a block-post in the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of the bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, where at least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government troops against pro-Russian separatist rebels have been killed in an ambush, a spokesman for their radical nationalist movement said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits/AP)

Pro-Russian rebels standing at a block-post on the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of a bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday,
Pro-Russian rebels standing at a block-post on the outskirts of Donetsk seen through the bullet riddled windshield of a bus, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, where at least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government troops against pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have been killed in an ambush, a spokesman for their radical nationalist movement said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits/AP)

Blood covered pieces of glass and a military cap lie in the bus at a security post on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014,
Blood covered pieces of glass and a military cap lie in the bus at a security post on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, where at least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government troops against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have been killed in an ambush, a spokesman for their radical nationalist movement said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits/AP)