(MENAFN – UkrinForm) Over the past five years, Switzerland has allocated CHF 125 million for project implementation in the Donbas.
‘Switzerland is one of the most active countries helping Ukraine in the Donbas. Switzerland is one of Ukraine’s ten international donors, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posted on Facebook.
The Foreign Ministry determined that CHF 125 million had been allocated to projects in the Donbas within the framework of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Ukraine over the past five years.
It was noted that 24 technical assistance projects were being implemented in Ukraine under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Secretariat for Swiss Economic Affairs. Specifically, the project promotes the development of local governance, infrastructure improvement, energy efficiency, health care and sustainable economic development.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the main humanitarian projects are drinking water treatment in the Donbas and delivery of medicines and medical equipment.
“Thanks to Swiss humanitarian assistance, 4 million residents of the Donetsk region on both sides of the demarcation line will be provided with drinking water by the end of 2020,” the Foreign Ministry stressed.
In addition, eleven humanitarian cargoes have been shipped to the east east of Ukraine since April 2015. The 10th and 11th total cargo is CHF 3.3 million.
An additional 700,000 CHF was allocated to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reminded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Swiss Confederation President Simonetta Sommaruga plan to visit the front line at the Donbas on July 23.
On July 20-23, Swiss Confederation President Simonetta Sommaruga paid a state visit to Ukraine at the invitation of President Volodymyr Zelensky.