The European Commission has provided additional 10 million euros in humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine on the eve of the winter season and in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This was reported by EU's press service.
"People in eastern Ukraine are preparing to survive the seventh winter while caught up in conflict. The coronavirus pandemic is making the humanitarian situation worse. EU aid will get essential supplies ahead of winter to the most vulnerable families. Ultimately a political solution must be found and international humanitarian law respected by all," the statement said.
It is noted that additional funding will help the vulnerable population on both sides of the contact line prepare for the upcoming harsh winter and cover their basic needs.
In total, the EU has allocated 165 million euros for humanitarian aid since the beginning of the conflict in Donbas.
As we reported earlier, the British government is going to provide five million pounds to Ukraine in order to support communities in eastern Ukraine affected by the armed conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.