"The militants should bear responsibility for the situation in the
territories, they temporarily control. However, the Ukrainian Government cannot
remain aloof the problems that the civilian population are facing in these
areas. Thus, these people are provided both with heating and electricity. And
today, the authorities have sent them food and essential goods". Vice
Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and
Utilities Hennadii Zubko
said today in Kharkiv while sending a humanitarian convoy to Donbas.
"We feel sincere compassion with everyone who, for some reasons, was
not able to leave these dangerous areas, and we do everything possible to
render maximum help. Neither today in Ukraine remains indifferent to the fate
of these people. The residents of each region, philanthropists, volunteers have engaged in the process of preparing the
humanitarian cargo and we hope that this aid will reach those who need it
most," said Hennadii Zubko.
According to him, the leaders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are working
with special institutions to get an opportunity to deliver humanitarian aid to
the population and social institutions that are located in the militant-
Hennadii Zubko expressed his
gratitude to the Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) Serhii Bochkovskii and the rescue
workers, who during the entire
conflict in the East of Ukraine manage to maintain flawless activity to provide comprehensive assistance to the civilian
As reported earlier,
on commission of the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Ukraine, on December 25, a humanitarian convoy with 326 tons of goods
and worth approximately UAH 3.3 million has been directed to the East of Ukraine.
The humanitarian cargo consists of food (cereals, pasta, flour, sugar,
vegetables, fruits, canned fish and meat, cheese, tea, coffee, sweets, potable
water) and basic personal hygiene items.
cargo is accompanied by the heads of the SES departments.