Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has continued his telephone consultations with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso regarding a humanitarian mission in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the head of state has reported.
According to the report, Barroso expressed his full understanding and support for Ukraine’s position on the humanitarian mission that should be held in accordance with international standards and internal Ukrainian procedures.
He also supported the fact that it was the International Committee of the Red Cross that coordinates the logistics and delivery of humanitarian aid to residents of Luhansk.
Poroshenko, in turn, thanked the EU for its support and for the decision to allocate EUR 2.5 million in financial assistance for residents of the Donbas most affected by the actions of militants.
In particular, the funds will be directed for international humanitarian aid to residents of Luhansk through the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, the funds will be spent on the needs of internally displaced persons, their accommodation, supplies of food, drinking water, health care, and psychological and social support.
The sides also discussed energy dialogue and further economic assistance from the EU, particularly within an international donor conference to be held in Kyiv this autumn.
The previous conversation between Poroshenko and Barroso was held on August 11.