Putin looks forward to overcoming negative trends in turnover with TurkeyBusiness & Economy December 06, 21:20
Red Cross to continue humanitarian operations in Aleppo — spokespersonWorld December 06, 21:09
Russia proposes UN to be venue for discussing world’s controversial anti-doping systemSport December 06, 21:04
Dialogue on Germany’s initiative for armed control depends on NATO — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 20:57
Mikhail Saakashvili says he seeks to change Ukraine’s political classWorld December 06, 20:46
Defense minister promises 2017 World Military Games in Sochi to be held 'at highest level'Military & Defense December 06, 20:37
Syrian army takes control of another 5 districts in eastern Aleppo — ministryWorld December 06, 20:13
Turkish PM Yildirim’s exclusive op-ed for TASS on relations with RussiaWorld December 06, 19:58
Lawmaker says Jagland asked Duma speaker not to set conditions for Russia’s return to PACERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 19:09
MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Russia will contribute up to $5 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to help people in Ukraine, the government website said on Thursday.
“The decision authorizes the allocation of up to $5 million from the 2014 federal budget in a one-time voluntary targeted contribution by the Russian Federation to the budget of the UN World Food Program to go toward expenses involved in the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people via the UN WFP,” the government’s statement said.
The document was considered and approved at a meeting of the Russian government on December 4.
On December 2, the United Nations said it planned to provide food assistance to 120,000 residents in Ukraine’s war-torn Luhansk and Donetsk regions by April 2015.
As winter sets in, the organization plans to expand assistance and provide 40,000 residents of Ukraine’s eastern regions with food baskets of canned meat and fish, buckwheat, pasta, beans, butter, sugar, salt, and tea. Each basket is meant for one person for a month’s period. Special one-month $45 vouchers will be issued to another 80,000.
The program will be implemented in conflict-hit regions not covered by humanitarian aid.