The Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov said on the prevention of humanitarian catastrophe in the Donbass due to the efforts of the Ministry.
"The activities of the MES of Russia averted a humanitarian disaster, and save hundreds of lives of the elderly, women And children who need support and to stabilize the sanitary-epidemiological situation," the Russian Minister said during the meeting with the President of the international Department of the red cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer.
The Minister reminded that the official Ukrainian authorities residents of Donbas receive no support: they are not paid any pension, no social benefits, no benefits for children.
Puchkov said that the Ministry for emergency situations of the Russian Federation sent already to the South-East of Ukraine fifteen convoys with humanitarian aid, which brought More than twenty thousand tons of humanitarian aid - food, medicines And medical equipment, medical equipment, necessities.
"We also sent electrical equipment for recovery of energy in the received damage areas, equipment for the operation of social infrastructure, building materials," said Beam. He said that the fifteenth column of MES delivered assistance to population Debaltsevo, Chernukhin, where the citizens were starving, had not received the necessary medical care And social support ".
Peter Maurer, for his part, said that the ICRC greatly appreciated the work of the EMERCOM of Russia to aid the South-East of Ukraine." And we note that the Activities of the MES of Russia contributed to alleviating the plight of the residents And satisfies his needs in humanitarian assistance, " He said.