22 February 2018, 11:27


Humanitarian programme involved 18,000 residents of Kiev-held areas - Pasechnik (PHOTOS)

LUGANSK, February 22 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 18,000 residents of Kiev-controlled territory in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions have participated in the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme over a year, acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said at a joint briefing with his DPR counterpart Alexander Zakharchenko marking the first anniversary of the programme.

“A year has passed since the start of the humanitarian programme. Its goal is simple: to help our fellow countrymen who live in Kiev-controlled territory. We don’t abandon our people,” Pasechnik said.

“Over the past year, more than 18,000 Donbass residents have taken part in the humanitarian programme, both from Lugansk and Donetsk areas,” he said.

“This means our work is needed. We intend to move beyond our present achievements; taking into account our fellow countrymen’s requests we decided to expand the range of services provided under the aegis of the humanitarian programme,” Pasechnik said.

On February 17 2017 DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-held 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 — 22 February — Lugansk