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9 April 2019, 13:50

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Charity helps another 100 residents of Kiev-held areas

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LUGANSK, April 9 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) social organisation paid benefits at the Stanitsa Luganskaya mobile welfare centre to another 100 residents of Kiev-controlled part of Lugansk Region on Tuesday.

 “I have diabetes, had foot amputation surgery and suffered a heart attack,” benefit recipient from Novoaidarovskiy district Pavel M. said. “It’s all stress-related.”

“I learnt about the charity from my fellow countrymen and decided to ask for assistance because I need treatment. It’s an excellent organisation with kind and attentive personnel. I’m very grateful to the Miloserdiye administration,” he said.

Belovodskiy district resident Lyudmila L. said that she would use the money to pay for the treatment of her diseases, including cancer.

“I applied for a benefit because I suffer from cancer, gallstone disease, cholecystitis and pancreatitis. I need daily treatment which I cannot afford. My pension is small, and utility bills get more and more expensive,” the recipient said.

She thanked the Miloserdiye administration and personnel for being sympathetic to compatriots’ problems.

Earlier on Tuesday, 100 residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic received one-time payments at a Lugansk post office.

Miloserdiye chairman Yuriy Yurov said that the charity had approved more than 1,300 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.

In 2018, Miloserdiye approved 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.

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

LuganskMediaCentre — 09 April — Lugansk