MINISTER OKSANA KOLIADA IN HER SPEECH IN THE UN CALLED REINTEGRATION OF DONBAS TO BE THE MAIN PRIORITY
To unite the country that has been adversely affected in a result of aggression of the Russian Federation, the main thing is mental reintegration.
Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Oksana Koliada said at the plenary meeting of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported from New York.
«We are trying to unite our country. The main goal is the mental reintegration, and then the restoration of territories. The focus is on a person with problems and needs», ‒ noted the Minister.
She thanked all the partners who help Ukraine in this difficult time. According to the Minister, 50 humanitarian international agencies work on both sides of the contact line, and the aid worth $540 million has been provided over the past five years. Now is the time for «a gradual, but decisive transition from principles of the urgent humanitarian response to effective development programs», ‒ emphasized Koliada.
The Minister briefed on the tasks solved by the state for the reintegration of Donbas. In particular, the process of crossing the contact line for residents of the temporarily occupied territories has been significantly simplified to facilitate their access to administrative, educational and medical services. In addition, Ukraine develops a new effective program for investment development in the region, with a focus on infrastructure projects that may help change the economic structure of the region.
According to Koliada the work has been revitalized to formulate an effective information policy, because the aggression started within an informational space, and the situation is being monitored. «Particular attention is paid to the Crimea. Our task is to capture all cases of violation of human rights, and the interests of the state», ‒ emphasized the Minister.UKRINFORM