The European Commission has approved the allocation of 13 million U.S. dollars of humanitarian assistance for residents of the war-torn eastern Ukraine. The authority made such a decision, given the complicated conditions that the civilians are facing there.
“The European Union stands in full solidarity with the people in eastern Ukraine. EU aid helps vulnerable people who are exhausted by six years of conflict reach basic services, such as health and water. Access to such services is even more important in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. The EU supports people in need on both sides of the contact line,” said Janez Lenarčič, the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management. The European Commission's press department quoted him as saying.
The EU authority reiterated that as the armed conflict in Donbas carries on, indeed, the civilians require humanitarian aid. "The funding announced today will help repair buildings damaged by the conflict, such as schools and health facilities, and provide basic needs such as education and water", the Commission claimed.