16:18 07.02.2017

Estonia to provide EUR 400,000 for humanitarian crisis solution to Ukraine

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Estonia to provide EUR 400,000 for humanitarian crisis solution to Ukraine

Estonia intends to allocate EUR 400,000 to Ukraine for solving the problems associated with the humanitarian crisis emerged in the country, press service of the Estonian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

"Money will be used to restore the primary repair of housing and drinking water supply, as well as improving the situation of people who have fled their homes because of the crisis," the spokesman said.

It is reported that EUR 200,000 is allocated through the International Committee of the Red Cross and EUR 200,000 - through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

"The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has been continuing for almost three years, that drastically affected the region," Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said at a press conference in Tallinn on Tuesday.

According to him, "the recent shelling of civilian targets and the population in Aviyivka led to the strengthening of the humanitarian crisis." "This is flagrant violation of international law. The situation is serious and should be internationally condemned," the foreign ministry said.

He also said that at the Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU countries, which has been finished before, he called for strengthening of the sanctions against Russia in case of further deterioration of the situation in Donbas.

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