The new head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Ukraine, Juerg Eglin, has met with Ukrainian presidential adviser Olekski Kuleba to begin discussing new ties between the humanitarian agency and the Kiev government in the framework of the Russian invasion.
"The parties discussed the issue of further cooperation, as well as compliance with the fundamental norms of international humanitarian law amid the violation by the aggressor state (Russia) of all the principles of waging war," according to a statement published this Saturday by the Ukrainian Presidency.
"Ukraine highly appreciates the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross in overcoming the consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine. Its help has proven to be a true salvation for millions of civilians," Kuleba said.
Ukraine and the ICRC hope to contribute to restoring daily life in non-conflict regions "as well as meeting the needs of internally displaced persons and children in Ukraine."
For his part, Eglin declared his readiness to strengthen cooperation with kyiv "in order to continue to help the Ukrainians in the best possible way with humanitarian aid."
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