The Russian Foreign Ministry's proposal on an international humanitarian mission in the Donbas is cynical in view of continued destabilization of the situation in the region by the Russian side, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.
The Ministry also noted that "apart from the conscious destruction of vital infrastructure in the region, residential houses, water and electricity supply systems, terrorists of the so-called DPR and LPR, including a significant number of Russian citizens, are attacking medical institutions and their staff, shelling hospitals, impeding the treatment of patients, and seizing ambulances. The Ministry said that Human Rights Watch, in a report issued on Tuesday, had condemned such actions by militants, demanding that they be immediately stopped. "Ukraine and the entire civilized world do not believe in the sincerity of Russia's intentions. At a time when terrorists receive gain in arms, military equipment and mercenaries from Russian territory, international partners have responded to Ukraine's call and are providing practical assistance in rebuilding infrastructure and resolving urgent humanitarian needs of civilians in the Donbas," the Ministry said.