This was stated in the report delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council, Censor.NET informs.
"The people living in the conflict area - and in particular those on the separatist side of the line of contact - are those suffering the most," the ambassador said.
"According to the World Food Program, over half of the households in separatist-controlled territory do not have the resources to meet basic needs, and food costs comprise over 80% of the average family's expenses," he added.
"Intense fighting places people directly and indirectly at risk. Yet Russia-backed separatists continue to block most humanitarian aid organizations from delivering aid to those in need - and despite repeated appeals here in this Council, Russia has not worked toward the establishment of an international mechanism for aid in the Trilateral Contact Group, as called for in the Minsk Package of Measures," Daniel Baer stressed.
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