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14 November 2017, 18:51

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LPR charity approves 882 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since spring

LUGANSK, November 14 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) public charity organisation has approved 832 applications for financial assistance from residents of LPR and Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk region since the start of its operation earlier this year, Miloserdiye chairman Yuriy Yurov told Lugansk Media Centre.

“As of today we have approved 80 requests bringing the total to 832 approved applications,” Yurov said.

During the Tuesday session, the Organisation’s Commission reviewed and approved 40 applications from LPR residents and 40 requests for medical assistance from residents of Kiev-controlled areas.

“There are many cancer and cardiac patients and amputation cases. Assistance was also provided to sick children,” he said.

Ninety percent of applicants who sought help with Miloserdiye have already received financial aid.

“Payments are ongoing, we have no problems with them,” the Miloserdiye chairman said.

As of 26 October, the Organisation approved 752 applications for financial aid from residents of LPR and Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk Region, according to Yurov.

He also said Miloserdiye would henceforth process aid requests submitted in person and that the  applications online or by post would no longer be accepted in order to prevent fraud. 

Miloserdiye noted an increasing number of aid requests coming from residents of Kiev-held territory despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities.

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 provide support to socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and educational services.

LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 14 November — Lugansk