Borrell: Government holding control over situation in Donbas amidst coronavirus

Borrell: Government holding control over situation in Donbas amidst coronavirus

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There is no indication that the situation in Donbas could get out of control of the Government of Ukraine even in the face of coronavirus outbreak.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell made a corresponding statement during a press conference following a video conference of the EU ministers of foreign affairs, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

That was Borrell’s answer to a question whether the situation with the uncontrolled spread of coronavirus in the occupied territories of Donbas would lead to destabilization of the whole region.

"I spoke with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has just organized a teleconference with the participation of several [European] ministers and Ukraine. There are no indications at the moment that the situation in Donbas could get out of control because of coronavirus. We do not anticipate any problems. Nothing gives rise to related concerns now. Certainly, the situation in Donbas makes it much more difficult to provide assistance, in particular, to deliver medical equipment, since such assistance should be provided in the midst of war. However, I insist that there are no signs indicating that the situation in Donbas could get out of control," the High Representative of the Union said.

As reported, Josep Borrell had a phone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the eve of the EU foreign ministers’ meeting and reiterated EU's consistency in supporting Ukraine, in particular during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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