Ukraine and Russia agree aid mission to Luhansk
12 August 2014 Last updated at 04:55 BST
Ukraine and Russia say they have agreed to a humanitarian aid mission, led by the Red Cross, to travel from Russia to the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk.
Thousands of people in eastern Ukraine are without access to water, electricity and medical aid as fighting continues between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine's government and Western countries had previously objected to Russian aid fearing Russia would use it as a pretext for sending in its military.
Emily Thomas reports.