US to spend $ 2 million to rally refugees from Donbass

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The United States and the Council for International Research and Exchanges (IREX) have launched a program under which they will spend $ 2 million on “rallying refugees from Donbass” who migrated to Ukraine. This was reported on Twitter of the American Embassy in Kiev.

“The United States is pleased to launch, together with IREX, a two-year, $ 2 million program that will help integrate Ukraine's internally displaced persons and increase social resilience in the face of Russian aggression,” the US mission said.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine transferred Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the zone of the Joint Forces operation in the Donbass.

The conflict in Donbass has been going on for over six years. In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, which proclaimed independence from Kiev after a coup d'etat in the country. The 2015 Minsk Agreements provide for a constitutional reform coordinated with representatives of Donbass in Ukraine, local elections and the provision of a special status to the region.

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