Since the beginning of 2021, the international organizations have sent over 10 convoys with humanitarian aid to the contact line in Donbas; 76 convoys were sent in 2020 as Dim TV channel reported citing President Zelensky’s Spokesperson Yulia Mendel.
According to her, over 50 trucks with food packages, drugs, personal supplies, home appliances, construction materials arrived in the region. In winter, local citizens received from the international organizations molded coal and coal, heating devices and kits for winterizing of houses. They continue the humanitarian mission that is held for over seven years.
The medical goods are badly needed in Donbas. That is why, the Red Cross sent there the drugs against asthma, diabetes, hypertonia and heart diseases.
In Bakhmut, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the construction of the emergency medical aid department is held.
Moreover, the Red Cross supplies oxygen concentrators, means of individual protection for doctors and patients who stay beyond the demarcation line.
In contrast, in 2020, Russia sent to Donbas five convoys and their content is unknown for the Ukrainian border guards as it was not revealed. By contrast with relief consignments from the international organizations that are checked at the Ukrainian checkpoints.
Mendel reminded that according to Geneva Convention, the country occupant is obliged to provide civilians with food and personal supplies.
As we reported, the UN urged the donors to finance to the full extent the humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Shortly before, Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric stated that only $9 million out of $168 million were allocated for aid to the eastern regions of Ukraine, in other words, 5.5%.