LUGANSK, June 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) public charity organisation has approved more than 1,800 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.
“The Commission approved another 100 requests for help from residents of the LPR and Kiev-held areas at today’s meeting. It has granted a total of 1,802 such requests since the beginning of this year,” Yurov said.
The applicants will be notified when payments begin, he added.
Earlier, Yurov said Miloserdiye temporarily stopped accepting applications from Lugansk region residents as it was launching a quick review procedure.
In 2017, Miloserdiye approved and funded 1,055 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents.
The number of applicantions Miloserdiye plans to review this year will exceed the 2017 figure by several times.
More residents of Kiev-held areas seek help from Miloserdiye despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities, the chairman 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 to treat serious diseases.
On February 17, 2017, 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.