Since Ukraine failed to guarantee security humanitarian aid was delivered to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic from Russian territory, Bundestag lawmaker Wolfgang Gerke said.
Representatives of the German Parliament had to deliver humanitarian aid to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic from Russia because Ukraine failed to guarantee safety and security, German lawmaker Wolfgang Gerke told journalists in Donetsk of Friday.
On Thursday, Bundestag lawmakers delivered humanitarian aid to a children’s hospital in the city of Horlivka.
“We would gladly deliver aid supplies from Ukrainian territory. We voiced our conditions. First, we asked them to let us enter Ukraine and provide security for us.
Unfortunately, Ukraine failed to do that, and we had to look for partners who would help us with our mission,” he said.
Gerke added that German lawmakers planned to meet with OSCE representatives.
In April 2014, Kiev launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. According to the latest UN data, over 8,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
The settlement of the crisis has been in discussions, including during contact group meetings in Minsk. Since September 2014, three documents have been agreed on de-escalating the conflict.