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U.S. Urges Russia To Withdraw Convoy From Ukraine

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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 18, 2014. (DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images) | DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV via Getty Images

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United States is very concerned about the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine in violation of its territorial integrity and is calling on Moscow to withdraw its equipment and personnel immediately, the Pentagon said on Friday.

"This is a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing. "Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately. Failure to do so will result in additional costs and isolation." (Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Bill Trott)

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