Russia and Ukraine, together with the UN and the Red Cross have agreed on sending a humanitarian mission to Lugansk and Donetsk regions, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday in Sochi, said in the Russian coast of the Black Sea.
The minister said he had talked with colleagues from the USA, UK and other countries, in addition to leaders of the Red Cross in the past two days and his words indicated that was shaping an international formula to assist the suffering people of the breakaway regions, subject to the effects of fighting, bombing and artillery loads that have distorted the basic services and caused a wave of hundreds of thousands of displaced persons and refugees.
Earlier in the evening on Friday and Saturday, representatives of Ukraine, EU and USA had been warned, with different messages, the Russian unilateral aid was unacceptable in that it could be an excuse to move troops to Ukraine. The issue of humanitarian aid is ” urgent”, ” no delay ” and is ” under the control of President of the Russian Federation,” said chief diplomat in Moscow, according to which the “ceasefire ” is not only possible, ” but it is necessary.” On the ground, the insurgents, under increasing pressure in Donetsk, reiterated the call for a ceasefire that Kiev is not ready to listen now.
The organization of a concerted international aid was confirmed in Berlin by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeyer, who said he had held talks with several European partners on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. ” We agree that humanitarian Russian cargo can be shipped only with the clear consent of the government of Ukraine. Providing the population must be conducted under the aegis of experienced and independent organizations like the Red Cross,” said Steinmayer. “Okay that, as it seems, there is an agreement in principle between Russia and Ukraine to deliver humanitarian cargo,” said the minister, according to the official Russian news agency Itar – Tass. For his part, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko said in turn that is willing to accept humanitarian aid if it is ” international, without any military escort ” and comes ” only through border checkpoints that are controlled by Ukrainian border guards ” and also” is accompanied by Ukrainian military to ensure the security of the mission. “
Meanwhile, the military operation against the independence of East Ukraine continued moving around the city of Donetsk on yesterday kept falling artillery projectiles and charges. A local resident, contacted by phone, said he had been hit several clinics, and numerous buildings. Also yesterday, two shells fell on the building Ukratelekom, a telephone company, and caused a fire. Despite being partially damaged the railway station, trains were going in and out of the city.
Moreover, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), in a statement, said Igor Strelkov (Defense Minister of independence) ” gave an” ultimatum ” to the leaders of Russia saying that if you assists will have to leave the city of Antrazit. ” it also threatens their sponsors to flee Ukraine”, the statement quoted by the ZN.ua. page According to the same source, Russia would have ” orders to special units SFS annihilate ” the independence leaders, so that they ” just have a way to save his life “, namely surrender.