"It's not the biggest surprise: our level of funding in recent times has fallen dramatically. We definitely expected due to lack of resources," he said, adding that the program will end at the end of February 2018.

The representative of the organization said that the operation to providing food "in fact, was to cease at the end of December, but we decided to extend it for two months to survive the harshest part of winter".

"We couldn't extend it further due to lack of funds," he said.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that the government will continue humanitarian aid to the Donbass in 2018. "Funds for humanitarian aid of any territory located in the closed part of the budget, so in what volumes, I can not say today", — he said.

According to Kozak, the draft budget, which was originally formed, were laid down humanitarian aid to various countries, regions, purchase of goods for 2019-2020. The Vice Premier stressed that the plan for humanitarian assistance in the long term is impossible.

"The money that was planned for 2019, we will resolve the issue, to highlight or not to highlight, depending on the requests from the evolving humanitarian situation in the world," he added. Kozak concluded that in 2018 the budget funds provided.

Humanitarian aid to residents of Donbass is from August 2014.