Glasnost Gone

Today in Brussels, the European Union, EU Member States, the European Parliament and International Organizations were today briefed on the dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine. It’s hoped more funding can be raised for much needed humanitarian work.

Following from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs…

“The human toll of the armed conflict is appalling, with over 2,530 civilians killed and 9,000 injured. Thousands of homes, hundreds of hospitals, schools, and water and electricity facilities have been damaged due to the hostilities. The rapid and increased contamination of the conflict-affected area by mines and unexploded ordnance is threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of Ukrainians. With one million crossings each month across the 457-km “contact line”, thousands of people face delays and obstacles in accessing basic services, pensions, social benefits, and markets every day.

“It is sobering to note that four years ago, Ukraine had…

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