Ukraine agrees on international humanitarian aid to Luhansk

Following Russia’s announcement that it would be involved with the Red Cross in delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine, questions surfaced on whether the action was unilateral, or with international support, or if the action would simply serve as a pretext to invade the country.

The ‘humanitarian’ convoy will specifically be aid for the city of Luhansk, delivered by international agents.

It will not include soldiers, and in addition to Ukrainian approval, has the backing of U.S. President Barack Obama, AP confirmed.

“I hope that in the very nearest future this humanitarian action will take place under the authority of the Red Cross,” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said.

“We’ve agreed on all details with the Ukrainian leadership,” Lavrov reiterated.

President Poroshenko issued a statement on his Facebook account, acknowledging the action which will include the EU, the United States, Russia, Germany and other partners:

[quote]The Donbas requires international assistance, because the terrorists deliberately destroyed the entire infrastructure of the region[/quote]

Meanwhile, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Kyiv said they did not know anything about the humanitarian convoy set to enter the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) then issued a statement on its website:

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Due to the complex humanitarian and social situation in the Donbas, Ukraine President Poroshenko took the initiative to send to Luhansk Oblast an international humanitarian aid mission. In addition to goods, prepared by the Ukrainian side, the mission will also include an international component and, in particular, humanitarian assistance provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United States, the EU and Russia.

Admission of humanitarian goods to Ukraine will be subject to the legislation of Ukraine and international law, and subject to the measures used by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine and the whole world community. Logistical support of the international humanitarian relief mission, including its delivery and distribution, will be provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Ukraine. It is important that humanitarian aid be distributed exclusively among the civilian population of Luhansk region, which for a long time suffered from the actions of illegal armed groups and terrorism.[/box]

4 thoughts on “Ukraine agrees on international humanitarian aid to Luhansk”

  1. ANY involvement with Russia will come with spies, saboteurs, and agents of the Russian Intelligence forces and Army: in other words, it will be a front for getting supplies, ammo, and aid to the forces of Igor Strelkov or Igor Besler…..which is out of the question. Idiots the Ukrainians are not….Russia can go home and figure out how to find some other nation where their men can go to terrorize, rape, murder and torture: the Ukraine is about to wipe the Russian forces in Luhansk and Donetsk off the map: and good riddance! They should just surrender, if they had any sense….which they obviously don’t…

  2. …dont know what to say. Russian and separatist has humanitarian situation in their pants and Lavrov needs deliver new pampers for he’s pets… I hope ATO wipe separatist asses off Ukraine.

  3. Personally, I have huge misgivings about this operation and ANY involvement by russia is
    outrageous.

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