The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to stop providing food and other humanitarian assistance to people of Ukraine affected by the Donbas conflict, as reported by a representative of the humanitarian organization.
According to the spokesperson, the cessation of the supply of aid to the east of Ukraine in the next two months is due to a lack of funding for the WFP.
According to the speaker, it has become increasingly difficult to continue implementing programs in Ukraine due to problems with funding for the organization.
The World Food Programme will continue operations in eastern Ukraine at a limited capacity until at least mid-2018, and will continue to monitor the situation in-country, the WFP spokesperson said.
The World Food Programme is a structural unit of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization.
A UN peacekeeping mission is currently under consideration for the Donbas, on the condition that its goal includes all the objectives: namely, to cease hostilities, withdraw military equipment, and restore control at the border.