The European Commission has allocated an additional 3.5 million euros to support vulnerable segments of the population affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports a statement from the EU Delegation in Kiev.
“Aid will go to the vulnerable population on both sides of the contact line,” the press service of the EU Delegation said and noted that, in particular, we are talking about support for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
It is specified that the allocated funds will be used to meet the basic needs of the population, as well as to ensure access to medicine and psychological assistance.
The EU explained that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine has worsened due to the coronavirus pandemic, and also recalled that the European Commission had previously sent € 29 million of humanitarian aid there.
After the coup in Kiev in February 2014, the DPR and LPR declared their independence, after which the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against them. In the summer of 2020, additional measures to monitor compliance with the ceasefire came into force in Donbas.
The Kremlin believes that in order to resolve the situation, Kiev should enter into a direct dialogue with the DPR and LPR and begin the implementation of the Minsk agreements. AiF.ru told why the negotiations on Donbass were at an impasse.