Washington condemns the decision of the authorities of the breakaway republics of Donbass is not On the ban accredited foreign humanitarian organizations on their territory and require access of humanitarian assistance to the needy, said on the last working day of the week the U.S. state Department.
first Deputy head of the Council of Ministers of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) Vasily Nikitin said that the Authorities LNR due to revealed violations denied accreditation in the Republic ten of eleven applicants of foreign humanitarian organizations. The exception was the international Red Cross (ICRC). The speaker of the Parliament of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Denis Putilin also said that in DND accredited only by the ICRC, other organizations, who have applied, have not received accreditation for various reasons.
Washington condemns "adopted not so long ago the decision by separatist leaders in Luhansk On expulsion of UN organizations and international NGOs (nongovernmental organizations)" supplying humanitarian aid to the region, reported in circulation, the official envoy of the state Department John Kirby.
before the last working day of the week Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations on humanitarian problems Stephen O " Brien said that the Authorities of Luhansk national Republic has ordered foreign humanitarian organizations that had been denied accreditation, to leave the area.
according to Kirby, this decision endangers the lives of nearly three million people and is contrary to the Minsk agreements.
"16 thousand tons necessary to save lives humanitarian aid to be delivered to those who need it ", he said, adding that North America is urging the leaders of DPR and LPR "to take immediate steps to improve the lives of every inhabitant of the region, under their authority" by allowing unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations.
Kirby also said the continuing U.S. concern in connection with the planned in the field of elections, which, according to his observation, in conflict with the Minsk agreements.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 7, 9 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.