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11 June 2019, 20:13

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Charity approves over 2,200 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January

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LUGANSK, June 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) charity organisation has approved more than 2,200 requests for financial assistance from residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic and Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region since the beginning of this year, Miloserdiye chairman Yuriy Yurov told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“The Commission had its last meeting in the first half of 2019. It met 52 requests for help from LPR residents and as many from residents of Kiev-held areas; overall, 2,232 such requests have been approved since the beginning of this year,” Yurov said.

Payments on the approved applications are expected in July.

In 2018, Miloserdiye granted and funded 4,808 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents. In the second half of 2017, it approved 1,055 such requests.

More residents of Kiev-held areas have been seeking help from Miloserdiye despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities, Yurov said.

Miloserdiye was set up under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme. It provides financial aid to Lugansk Region residents in difficult circumstances, including residents of Kiev-held areas. Priority is given to the applicants needing money for treating serious diseases.

Residents of the LPR and Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region can phone +38-095-821-41-48, +38-072-102-60-93 to get a consultation.

On February 17, 2017 the DPR and LPR Heads approved the program of humanitarian assistance to residents living in the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.

LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 11 June — Lugansk