Yelchenko: Ukraine serious humanitarian problems due to RF

Ельченко: В Украине серьезные гуманитарные проблемы из-за РФ

Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko

About 4% of Ukrainians have been displaced as a result of Russian armed aggression.

Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a briefing that at least 1.6 million Ukrainian citizens were displaced in 2014, and more than 3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to Russian military aggression and occupation, UKRINFORM reports.

“About 1.6 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their own homes and register as IDPs, accounting for four percent of the total population of Ukraine”, − said Yelchenko.

He stressed that due to Russian military aggression Ukraine is experiencing the most serious humanitarian problem since independence.

“More than 3.8 million people who live on both sides of the “contact line”, in need of humanitarian assistance”, − informed the Ambassador.

He pointed out that the situation worsens continuous violation of the ceasefire and the threat of armed escalation on the part of a neighboring aggressor state.

“Ukraine as a state that is developing, was forced to raise the level of spending on national security and defense to 5% of GDP despite the (difficult − ed.) the economic situation in the country”, − said the diplomat.

Yelchenko also thanked international partners for their participation in the development of the Plan the humanitarian response to the situation in Ukraine and urged donors to redouble efforts to implement receipts.

We will remind, the Ukrainian envoy to the UN said that Kiev is confident in resolving the conflict in the Donbass with the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission.

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