Pro-#Moscow rebels order #UN to leave east #Ukraine stronghold


UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels have ordered UN agencies working in the separatist stronghold of Lugansk in east Ukraine to leave the area by Friday, the UN aid chief said.Several international non-governmental organizations have separately been told to leave Lugansk by Saturday, Stephen O’Brien said in a statement Thursday.

O’Brien said he was “alarmed” by the decision and called on the separatists “in both Lugansk and Donetsk to ensure the immediate resumption of UN and international NGO activities.”Pro-Russian leaders said earlier they had banned 10 Western relief groups including Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for “gave violations” of laws.

Source: Flash – Pro-Moscow rebels order UN to leave east Ukraine stronghold – France 24