Ukraine: UN and partners provide life-saving aid to some 13.5 million people

“Since February, humanitarian workers have provided critical aid and protection services to some 13.5 million people in all regions of Ukraine.” Associate spokeswoman Stéphanie Tremblay added that more than 4.2 million people have received cash assistance in the past eight months and that markets are reopening as the government works to restore banking services in […]

Council presidency and European Parliament provisionally agree not to accept Russian travel documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia

This decision is a response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine and Russia’s practice of issuing Russian international passports to residents of the occupied regions. It also follows Russia’s unilateral decision to recognise the independence of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008. Read more

UN Secretary General welcomes Russia’s decision to end suspension of Ukraine grain deal

The agreement, brokered by the UN and implemented through a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) in Istanbul, involving Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, was signed in July to allow wheat, oil and other foodstuffs to leave the war-torn country for overseas markets, many of which desperately need food from the ‘breadbasket’ of Europe to ward off the […]