This year's plan of the United Nations' humanitarian response in eastern Ukraine will require 158 million dollars; the sum is supposed to be enough to cover the needs of two million civilians residing in the occupied areas of eastern Ukraine. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs said so on the UN Security Council session, UNN news agency reported.
"The UN and partners render aid in accordance with the universally recognized principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence", DiCarlo said.
According to her, since 2014, the UN and their partners have been able to assist a million people annually.
Earlier, U.S. Mission in the UN claimed Russia was unwiling to comply with Minsk agreements, continuing the bloodshed in Donbas. Acting Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet said this during the UN Security Council session. She compared the February 18 attack on Zolote with Russia's obnoxious attack on Debaltsevo transport hub in Donetsk region five years ago. "Then, as now, Russian-led forces continue to contravene commitments made by President Putin and Russian officials, and to kill Ukrainians on Ukrainian territory", the diplomat stressed.