Ukraine

OSCE reports about humanitarian disaster in Donbas

3 april 2015 | 17:20

The situation's worsening in many parts of Donetsk and Lugansk oblast.' 

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The situation is worsening in the Donbas
The humanitarian disaster is unfolding in eastern Ukraine, announced the speaker of the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMM), Michael Bociurkiw.

Talking on results of SMM's visit to Donetsk oblast' at a briefing in Kiev, the SMM's speaker said that infrastructure of many villages and towns is destroyed; hospitals and schools do not work.

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"I want to draw your attention to the issue of humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding in front of our eyes in eastern Ukraine. Our observers visited (eastern regions) and mentioned the deteriorating conditions in many parts of Donetsk and Lugansk oblast' in their reports. Many villages have destroyed hospitals, there is no medical service. Many children left in the region are simply shocked, they have nowhere to play, learn; people do not have access to social assistance," – announced Michael Bociurkiw.

He recalled that many villages adjacent to the ATO area were also shelled. The OSCE observers helped the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross to get to some of the areas.

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On the eve, the OSCE reported that "DPR" militants did not let the OSCE's observers to Gorlivka, which is controlled by pro-Russian forces.

Source: Interfax-Ukraine

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