The discussion of the compensation of losses inflicted by Russia to Ukraine by the annexation of Crimea and occupation of Donbas will be relevant after the restoration of peace at the Ukrainian territories. Kurt Volker, the US Special Envoy to Ukraine claimed this at 'Zavtra', the joint project of 112 Ukraine and Radio Liberty.
'I think that the most important is to assure that the peace, safety and normal life appeared for the people who live there and that there is no more humanitarian tragedy. We should assure that the Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity are restored there. Then we can take care of the restoration and reconstruction', Volker said.
He also agreed that compensation of losses is the issue for the future and now it is necessary to stop the conflict and take care of people.
Earlier Volker claimed that the humanitarian situation in the east of Ukraine is the worst during last three years and Russia can stop it. He also promised to provide the international support for the restoration of Donbas when the region will be under control of Ukraine.
Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine claimed at the session of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna in December 2017 that Russia should compensate the losses from the occupation to Ukraine.
According to the recent data, the financial losses of Donbas during the Russian occupation made 463.6 million dollars.