Switzerland sends aid to Ukraine

Federal Dept of Foreign Affairs

Switzerland has sent a convoy of aid trucks to the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

This is the only country sending aid to the troubled region – the other relief operations are by the UN and the Red Cross. 

Thirteen trucks with medical supplies, including ventilators and antigen tests, are heading to the region as it suffers a spike in coronavirus infections. The government says they are not needed here. 

The conflict in the Donbas area was triggered after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. 

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