Ukraine Government, Other Parties Must Work To Allow U.N. Convoy Carrying Medicines Into Disputed Region
New York Times: An AIDS Crisis in Ukraine
Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
“…[In Ukraine’s Donbass region, m]ore than 8,000 patients being treated for HIV or drug dependence have had life-saving medicines cut off, or will soon be without them, unless action is taken right now to allow a humanitarian convoy through. … The Ukrainian government … should permit passage of a United Nations convoy with medicines funded by international donors. Those controlling the Donbass could also give the green light for the convoy. … The Minsk Group, which is led by France, Russia, and the United States and tasked with finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict, should urge immediate action to restore the medicine supply in the Donbass…” (7/26).
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