Donors late in announcing "fast-start" payments to U.N.
Past May 1 deadline set by U.N. Secretariat
Russia, Ukraine say not bound to take part
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO, May 6 (Reuters) - Rich countries have missed a U.N. deadline for outlining aid to help developing nations combat climate change.
Among industrialised nations, only Russia and Ukraine sent letters to the United Nations by the May 1 deadline -- only to say they did not feel obliged to contribute under a deal to provide almost $30 billion in initial "fast-start" climate funds from 2010-12.
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