15 May 2018, 15:29
Charity organisation approves 1,500 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January
LUGANSK, May 15 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) public charity organisation has approved more than 1,500 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.
“At today’s meeting, the Commission approved 110 requests for assistance from residents of the LPR and Kiev-held areas,” Yurov said. “It has granted 1,502 such requests since the beginning of this year.”
Payments will begin later this week at LPR post offices and the welfare centre at the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point, he added.
Earlier, Yurov said Miloserdiye temporarily stopped taking applications from Lugansk region residents as it was launching a quicker review procedure.
In 2017, Miloserdiye approved and funded 1,055 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents.
The number of applicants Miloserdiye plans to review this year will exceed the 2017 figure by several times.
The number of residents of Kiev-held areas who seek help from Miloserdiye has been increasing despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities, according to the Miloserdiye chairman.
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.
On February 17 DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.
The LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.
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