First Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Rostyslav Zamlynskyi and UN System Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Osnat Lubrani have discussed the areas of joint activities in the humanitarian field during the meeting. Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Inna Holovanchuk also participated at the meeting.
Special attention was paid to the issue of resumption of the work of EECP after the quarantine for individuals to cross the contact line in eastern Ukraine and the administrative line with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
“We have promptly developed solutions to important issues for the citizens of Ukraine to ensure a phased resumption of full operation of the EECP. Our task is to minimize the threat to the health of citizens on both sides of the contact line under the conditions of the global pandemic of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and to reduce the risks to a minimum level,” emphasized the First Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Rostyslav Zamlynskyi.
Ms. Osnat Lubrani, in turn, stressed on the priority to ensure respect for human rights in a course of resumption of checkpoints, primarily in quarantine conditions.
First Deputy Minister reported that in the near future it is planned to carry out monitoring of the EECP to check the health of travellers, to inform about the current anti-epidemic activities in public places, to provide IDPs and persons residing in TOT of Ukraine with pension and social benefits, etc.
The cooperation in collecting information on human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol was also recognized at the meeting.
Moreover, the Parties focused on the situation established due to the restriction of access to monitoring and humanitarian missions to the temporarily occupied territories by Russian occupation administrations.
Rostyslav Zamlynskyi expressed his gratitude to the United Nations for the assistance to the Ukrainians, who were adversely affected by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, including those who are forced to live in temporary occupation.
Ms. Osnat Lubrani assured the representatives of the Ministry for Reintegration in further assistance and interest in cooperation to improve the legislative framework for the protection of persons adversely affected due to the conflict, as well as to assist in organizing humanitarian assistance to civilians and ensuring human rights.