The minister told a briefing that the recent documents, issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the report of the special monitoring mission of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) “unequivocally say that the attempts to hush up the humanitarian crisis in the southeast of Ukraine have been stopped, at least by these respected international organisations.”
“Their concern over the deepening humanitarian crisis has been growing,” Lavrov said. “The Red Cross has emphasised its intention to expand humanitarian activity in the southeast of Ukraine, especially in Luhansk and its environs, the OSCE called for the continuation of the humanitarian efforts.”
“We have absolutely open approaches to this, we are ready to ensure absolute transparency, the same as with the first convoy,” he said. “We have no secrets here.”
“Any side’s attempts to speculate on this humanitarian situation and abuse it should be prevented,” Lavrov said.