Ukrainian authorities rewrote the country’s budget to please the IMF. Payments to the regions, subsidies to the population and financing of medicine were reduced. Help for businesses and people affected by the quarantine is not provided.
[Ukraine’s] Ministry of Foreign Affairs actually recognised the “LDNR” and Crimea as separate entities. On 15 April, an official statement to the Russian Federation appeared on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. There, Kyiv sophisticatedly asks [the Russian Federation] to protect the life of the population of Crimea and Donbas during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ukraine's government did not ask the Russian Federation for help. The statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed Kyiv's concern about the state of protection of life and health of the population in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and certain areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Kyiv demands the Russian Federation provides, on a constant basis, exhaustive information on the spread of the coronavirus disease in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and on the measures it is undertaking to assist the population of these territories to cope with the pandemic.