Three EU states allocate $14 bln in aid for Donbas

16:40, 09 February 2019
War
2939 0
REUTERS

The funds will be allocated within the launched “Good governance and citizens engagement for justice, security, environmental protection and social cohesion in eastern Ukraine” initiative that will support strengthening of the region’s governance and promote social cohesion until 2022 under the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, according to an UNDP report.

"The conflict in eastern Ukraine, dragging into its fifth year, has had a significant impact on civilians, including over 3,300 men, women and children killed, up to 9,000 injured since 2014, 1.5 million people internally displaced and many others facing challenges of living in conflict-affected areas," the report reads.

Read alsoDay in Donbas: Militants attack Ukraine positions, suffer losses as Joint Forces return fire

Victor Munteanu, the manager of UN’s Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, says “the trust of citizens in conflict-affected areas in governmental institutions will improve and they will feel safer if administrative, law enforcement and security capacity are strengthened, and it becomes easier for them to access justice and environmental protection."

"This project will help to support these changes,” the report says.

If you see a spelling error on our site, select it and press Ctrl+Enter