Ending war in Donbass a priority for Polish diplomacy: minister
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Ending the conflict in Donbass as soon as possible is a priority for Polish diplomats, Poland’s Humanitarian Aid Minister Michał Woś has said during a visit to the war-torn region in eastern Ukraine.
Poland's Humanitarian Aid Minister Michał Woś. Photo: Darts1989 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Woś on Wednesday met with Ukrainian organisation Proliska, a partner of Polish charity Caritas, and with people living close to the front separating Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists.
“We came to Donbass because the world often forgets that this is an ongoing conflict. And people are still dying. We know that the day before yesterday an ambulance was shot at,” Woś was cited as saying by Polish state news agency PAP.
The war in Donbass has claimed around 13,000 lives, according to PAP.
The conflict began in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine earlier that year.