OSCE insists on studying consequences of mines saturation in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

It could result in ecological disaster
18:35, 31 January 2018

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The work of group of experts who studied ecological and other consequences of mines saturation on the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk was blocked. This was stated at the meeting of Trilateral Contact Group on January 31 by the coordinator of the economic subgroup in OSCE, the press secretary of Ukraine’s representative in TCG Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer reported in Facebook.

“The ecological situation on the occupied Donbas territories is dangerous.  It is also about saturation of mines, which is a threat of global technogenic disaster. However, the work of the international group of experts studying ecological and other consequences of mines saturation was blocked. The coordinator of the economic subgroup of OSCE at the TCG meeting noted the necessity to renew the work of this group,” Olifer wrote.

Related: Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas meeting begins in Minsk

As it was reported earlier Italy will allocate two million euros for the humanitarian aid for the Donbas citizens suffered from the military actions in the east of Ukraine.

‘500, 000 euros will be allocated by the World Food Program for the supply of the food products and prime necessity goods; another 500 000 to be allocated by the UNICEF for the programs of ‘mine risks’. One million euros will be provided to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the implementation of the projects in the healthcare and population protection spheres’, the message said.

Related: High Judicial Council stops work of courts in occupied Donbas, Crimea

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