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3 October 2019, 18:15

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“Fair Help” charity to send wounded in LPR girl to Moscow for treatment

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LUGANSK, October 3 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The international charity organisation “Doctor Liza’s Fair Help” plans to send a girl, hurt in a grenade explosion, to Moscow for treatment in the next few days, said charity Board member, doctor Olga Demicheva, as she visited wounded children at the Lugansk Republican Children’s Clinical Hospital (LRDKB).

Five children aged seven to 13, who were wounded in the explosion of a grenade they had found in a Ukrainian army cache in the Krasnaya Zarya village in the Republic’s Perevalskiy district, are receiving treatment at the LRDKB Purulent Surgery Department.

Four representative of the organisation founded by doctor Elizaveta Glinka, have come to Lugansk on a charity visit. Demicheva said that the charity team continued Glinka’s cause after her tragic death.

 “We have a programme of assistance to children hurt in fighting or humanitarian catastrophes,” she said. “All Donbass children are eligible for help under the programme if they cannot get medical help in the home region for this or that reason.  It’s not that the medical aid you provide is inadequate - you are amazing doctors who do everything possible for these children. However, some high-tech methods lost due to the difficult situation in the republic are currently unavailable to these children,” Demicheva said at a meeting with LRDKB colleagues.

The Russian doctors visited the sick children, talked to them and gave them sweets. Demicheva reminded each of them that they must not touch suspicious objects.

“I talked with the kids; they all suffered shrapnel wounds in a grenade explosion, it’s a big trouble, it shouldn’t have happened; children must not be hurt in shell explosions,” she said.

“Luckily, if I may use the world, their wounds are not serious, so they will get back to normal life. There’s the fifth child, a girl who suffered a serious penetrating shrapnel wound to the eye. We plan to take herl to Moscow for surgery and we very much hope that her eyesight will be restored.

Her mother Yulia Kovalyova said she was very worried about her daughter’s health. “Of course, we’re very thankful to the Russian Federation for their help, we very much hope that the surgery will restore sight and that we’ll convalesce and live as we did before,” she said.

The charity personnel plan to meet with parents of the children who will go to Russia for treatment in the near future.

Fair Help was founded by Elizaveta Glinka, member of the Civil Society and Human Rights Council under the Russian president in 2007. Glinka was killed in the Tu-154 plane crash in Sochi area on 25 December 2016. She was among the first to give a helping hand to Donbass residents, sending seriously ill and wounded children to Russia for treatment and providing regular humanitarian aid to Donbass Republics’ health centres.

LuganskMediaCentre — 03 October — Lugansk