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19 March 2020, 17:38

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Charity to extend payout period until Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point reopens

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LUGANSK, March 19 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) charity will extend the payout period for earlier approved financial aid requests from residents of Kiev-controlled areas until the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point reopens, Miloserdiye chairman Yury Yurov said.

“As of today, the organization has funded 1,144 financial aid requests from applicants living in the Republic and Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region; payouts continue as usual,” Yurov said.

“However, Ukraine deliberately created obstacles to aid recipients in occupied areas as it closed its side of the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point.  In this connection, the payout period will be extended until the reopening of the crossing point. All the allocated benefits are awaiting their recipients,” he said.

Earlier, the Miloserdiye chairman 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.

Miloserdiye approved and funded more than 4,808 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents in 2018, more than 3,600 in 2019 and 1,055 in the second half of 2017.

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 program. 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 program is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.

The LPR Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian program website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 19 March — Lugansk