06:55 GMT08 August 2020
Listen Live
    Russia
    Get short URL
    Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoys for East Ukraine (251)
    0 14
    Subscribe

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made an order to establish an interdepartmental commission on humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

    MOSCOW, December 21 (Sputnik) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made an order to establish a commission that would be tasked with providing support to the residents of southeastern Ukraine, the Russian cabinet has announced.

    The interdepartmental commission is being established amid a "critical humanitarian situation in the southeastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, and taking into account the mass appeals of citizens and organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to the affected areas", according to a statement released on the Russian cabinet's website Sunday.

    The commission will have to coordinate its efforts with the Ukrainian government, the statement said.

    Earlier on Sunday, a representative of Russia's Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti that the tenth Russian humanitarian convoy, carrying aid to southeastern Ukraine has departed from Russia's Rostov region.

    In total, Russia has delivered over 12,000 tons of aid to residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that have been suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of Kiev's military operation launched against local independence supporters in mid-April.

    Topic:
    Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoys for East Ukraine (251)

    Related:

    UN to Increase Humanitarian Aid to Conflict-Torn Ukraine: Kiev
    Tenth Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy for E Ukraine Slated for December 18
    Russia to Send 10th Humanitarian Convoy to Ukraine Within Days
    Moscow Red Cross Office to Send Humanitarian Aid to Luhansk on December 15
    Poland Ready to Send Humanitarian Convoy to East Ukraine Next Week: Reports
    Red Cross Steps Up Humanitarian Efforts in Southeastern Ukraine
    Tags:
    humanitarian aid, Dmitry Medvedev, Ukraine, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion