MADRID, Jan. 20 (.) –
The United Nations has sent a first convoy with humanitarian aid to areas near the Ukrainian city of Soledar, located in the Donetsk region and the scene of these intense fighting in recent weeks.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has explained that the convoy, of three trucks, transports “food, water, hygiene kits” to help more than 800 people residing in the towns surrounding Soledar.
A spokesperson for the organization, Saviano Abreu, has acknowledged to Europa Press that it is not planned to reach Soledar, for security reasons.
For the aid sent this Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Food Program (WFP) have collaborated.
Russian forces took over the city of Soledar a few days ago, in a symbolic military advance that has resulted in worsening humanitarian conditions in the area, as has been the case in all areas that have been converted into battlefields.