OLEKSII REZNIKOV DISCUSSED COOPERATION DURING THE QUARANTINE WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF ICRC AND UN IN UKRAINE
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories held a meeting with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations in Ukraine, in the framework of which the parties discussed cooperation during the quarantine.
The parties were informed about the measures taken by the authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Ukraine.
ICRC representative Florence Gillette drew attention to the need to simplify the procedure for importing medical supplies during quarantine. In turn, UN representative Osnat Lubrani raised the issue of assessing the impact of new restrictions during quarantine due to COVID-19 on humanitarian operations in the East of Ukraine, in particular on the movement through the EECP along the contact line, possible measures to ensure that the necessary humanitarian assistance is delivered to vulnerable segments of the population living in not Government controlled territory of Ukraine, as well as in Government controlled territory of Ukraine, when imposing restrictions on domestic travel. The participants of the meeting expressed concern that since the beginning of the Russian aggression in 2014, the majority of the elderly persons have remained in the ORDLO. At the same time, this group of persons, who travel across the contact line, are in the greatest risk group.
Oleksii Reznikov assured that Ukraine will facilitate the unimpeded work of the international humanitarian organizations. Oleksii Reznikov also noted that the Decree of the President of Ukraine instructs to introduce customs clearance of cargo (medicines, medical equipment, medical devices to organize the fight against COVID-19) arriving to Ukraine within 24 hours. Representatives of the ICRC and the UN, in turn, expressed readiness to fully support Ukraine. An agreement has been reached to determine the existing needs of Ukraine and to assess the possibilities of providing them by representatives of the ICRC and the United Nations.