The Commissioner for Human Rights of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Daria Morozova said that at the last meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Donbass, representatives of Ukraine agreed to unblock the delivery of humanitarian aid to Donbass from April 15. This is reported by TASS.
According to her, we are talking about the checkpoint “Novotroitskoye – Yelenovka” on the line of demarcation in the region. For the past two months, it has remained blocked by Kiev without explanation. “The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will finally have the opportunity to deliver aid to the territory of the republic through a direct channel,” Morozova said.
At the same time, she stressed that it is too early to talk about a complete stabilization of the situation with the supply of aid from the Ukrainian territory, since the representatives of Kiev could not name both clear reasons for the decision to block the checkpoint and its opening. “This means that Kiev is capable of repeating such a provocation at any moment,” the ombudsman explained.
Earlier, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov promised not to return Donbass to the country by military means. At the same time, he assured that Kiev is ready to aggravate the situation in the region and will take the necessary measures in the event of an escalation of the conflict.
Another aggravation of the situation in Donbass began at the end of March. Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics have accused each other of intensifying shelling, conducting reconnaissance activities and moving military equipment around the contact line. Against this background, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reproached Russia for building up its military presence near the borders of the state. In response, the Kremlin said that Russian troops are in those parts of the country where it is considered appropriate.