The Kremlin has ruled out the suspension of humanitarian assistance to Donbass

Moscow will not refuse humanitarian aid to residents of Donbass, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words “Interfax” on Friday, September 15.

“Of course, for humanitarian reasons, Russia will continue to take care of these people who were seized in the result of the civil war in his own country”, — said the representative of the Kremlin, commenting on media reports that the government may refuse humanitarian support of Donbass in favor of the Crimea and Kaliningrad.

Peskov explained that it is only about redistribution of resources: “This does not mean that there will be a reduction in some directions in favor of some sort”.

On July 9 Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at the meeting with the UN chief Antonio Guterres proposed to discuss the issue of increasing the volumes of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

The first convoy from Russia delivered humanitarian aid to residents of southeastern Ukraine on 22 August 2014. The convoy mainly consists of food, water, bedding, medicines and fuel. According to the latest MOE in August 2017, three years, in the Luhansk and Donetsk region sent to 68 convoys, which delivered over 70 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo.