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US concerned about humanitarian situation in Ukraine that continue to worsen
11:54, 14 December 2017
US concerned about humanitarian situation in Ukraine that continue to worsen

The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is the worst in the last three years

11:54, 14 December 2017

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The US expressed the concern about the worsening of the humanitarian situation in Donbas, Ukraine. Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman of the US State Department of State claimed this at the briefing as it is stated on the website of the US State Department.

'The United States continues to be deeply concerned by the escalating violence and the worsening humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine. Back in November, we expressed concern about shelling near a vital water filtration plant in Donetsk. The plant remains under threat, and now a nearby coke factory has also taken fire by Russian-led forces', she said.

Related: Nearly half of Earth’s population can’t afford basic medical services, - WHO, World Bank

Also, Nauert emphasized that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is the worst in the last three years.

'More than 1 million people in the Donbas region are food insecure, civilian casualties are up significantly over last year. We call on Russia to take immediate steps to resolve the humanitarian crisis by withdrawing its forces and agreeing to a robust UN peacekeeping mission. We also call on the Ukrainians to do more to alleviate the suffering and protect civilian populations and critical infrastructure', she noted.

Related: U.S. Ambassador in Russia: Crimea is Ukraine

As we reported 36 mines at the Donbas territory not controlled by Ukraine cannot come under exploitation due to the flooding and the raising of water level will provide the excess of the radiation level.

Also, Pavlo Klimkin and Sebastian Kurz, Ukraine and Austria’s foreign ministers discussed the humanitarian situation in the occupied Donbas during the OSCE ministerial council session in Vienna.

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