Today, on April 7, 2021, eleven trucks with humanitarian cargo more than 100 tons have been delivered to the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation.
The humanitarian cargo was transferred from all member states of the Geneva Conventions that contribute to the global budget of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
"We would like to thank for the cooperation between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine. In accordance with Article 1 of the Order of the Ministry No. 51 dated from July 17th, 2020, the ICRC informs on intentions to transfer humanitarian cargo to the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast NGCA," reads the letter from ICRC to the Ministry for Reintegration of TOT.
Therefore, 11 trucks with humanitarian cargo were transported through EECP Shchastia.
The humanitarian cargo is allocated to meet the needs of the population adversely affected by the armed conflict.
"We are grateful to the ICRC and all the countries that contribute to the Committee's budget for their assistance and concern. This is the first humanitarian cargo from the ICRC this year. The cargo was delivered through the new EECP Shchastia, as it was last time done by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. I recall that this EECP was built in accordance with the agreements of the leaders of the Normandy Quartet in December 2019. We hope that occupation administration of the Russian Federation will unblock the possibility of crossing the contact line for citizens and not only for humanitarian cargo," said Ihor Yaremenko, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine.