Red Cross ready to significantly increase assistance to Ukraine

22 April 2015, 14:22 | Ukraine and world | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ready to expand its activities in Ukraine in order to solve the difficult humanitarian situation in the occupied territories.

Prospects of future cooperation have been discussed during a meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer in Switzerland, the press service of the Head of State reports according to Ukrinform.

"Peter Maurer noted that the Red Cross is ready to significantly increase the number of its trucks with humanitarian cargo," the statement said.

Thus, according to Maurer, the ICRC activity in Ukraine is one of the five largest and most priority operations conducted by the Committee in the world. In general, the ICRC budget in Ukraine will amount to $84.5 million in 2015.

Poroshenko stressed the importance of cooperation between Ukraine and the ICRC for the delivery of international humanitarian aid to the people living in the occupied territories of the Donbas conflict zone. He stated that the current government is constantly cooperating with the ICRC.

The Head of State informed Maurer on fulfillment of the Minsk agreements emphasizing that Ukraine fully complies with its commitments. At the same time he drew attention to the non-compliance with the paragraph of the Minsk arrangements concerning liberation of hostages, particularly Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was kidnapped over 10 months ago and is still kept in Russian prison on the trumped up charges. Ukraine's President has urged the ICRC to intensify its efforts in order to free Nadiya Savchenko immediat

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    • Agiopolis | 18 June 2018, 19:32

      Мученики Христові, убиті слугами диявола з кремля...

    • Михаил | 17 June 2018, 21:47

      Вдумайтесь, без криков, истерик и "патриотизма". Кому предоставлять автокефалию? Единой Украинской церкви? А где она? Для начала её надо создать. А потом уже, даже не предоставлять

    • Mauricio | 16 June 2018, 04:47

      He is preparing to announce recognition of the one and only UOC. The so called UOC-MP will be just what it is : ROC. A parasite in Ukraine

    • mischa | 15 June 2018, 22:13

      Моливо якщо буде Божа Воля, то многостраждальна Україна отримає томос і стане канонічною об'єднаною православною країною. Божа любов переможе.

    • Jim Dietrich | 15 June 2018, 20:25

      Several years ago, the Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem met as a group and issued a joint declaration that Ukraine is NOT part of the canonical territory of