Switzerland sends 17 trucks with humanitarian aid to Donbas - Zelensky

Switzerland sends 17 trucks with humanitarian aid to Donbas - Zelensky

Switzerland has sent 17 trucks with humanitarian aid for water treatment in Donbas and for the central hospital of Sloviansk city.

President Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in a speech during a joint visit with President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga to the water treatment plant 'Water of Donbas', an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The event was broadcast live on the President's Office Facebook page.

"We welcome a new Swiss program of cooperation with Ukraine for the next three years. Out of the total funding, CHF 1.4 million has been allocated for the needs of ‘Water of Donbas’ in 2020. Today, together with Mrs President, we are meeting a humanitarian cargo from the Swiss Confederation - another 17 trucks,” Zelensky said.

He specified that 15 of these trucks brought chemicals and reagents for water purification, one truck would deliver personal protective equipment to the Sloviansk Central Hospital, another truck would bring hydrolysis devices for water purification in Volnovakha and Mariupol.

Zelensky thanked international partners for their assistance, which facilitates the return of the temporarily occupied territory to the control of Ukraine.

“Due to this, we can show not by words but by real deeds that Donbas and Crimea are Ukraine. Ukrainians live there. We have not forgotten about them, and we are doing everything possible to return them to Ukraine as soon as possible, and thus return to a normal and safe life,” he stressed.

As reported, on July 20-23, President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga is on a state visit to Ukraine at the invitation of President Volodymyr Zelensky.


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