Mr Rusnak briefed the audience on the activities related to the implementation of the International Humanitarian Law within the Ukrainian army.
“We praise the comprehensive support provided by your Committee to the civil population of Ukraine suffering from the armed conflict in east of Ukraine. I would like to thank you for cooperation and partnership with our units. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are open for further discussions and observe the International Humanitarian Law during hostilities”, Rusnak stressed.
Head of Mission (International Committee of the Red Cross) Mr Alain Aeschlimann mentioned that the representatives of the Red Cross had established close cooperation with CIMIC officers, and inform civil population on EOD, IED, etc. He also spoke about plans to equip rooms in National Land Forces Academy (Lviv) and Kyiv Taras Shevchenko Military Institute (Kyiv) to study the International Humanitarian Law.
The parties discussed the issues of protection of civil infrastructure suffering during hostilities, considered many issues and proposals.
They also focused on discussion of the preliminary plan of joint actions in 2018 and the form of the future seminar to be held next spring in Kyiv with representatives of security structures of Ukraine in compliance with the norms of International Humanitarian Law.