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1 February 2019, 16:20

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LPR Council of Ministers raises humanitarian programme payments in 2019

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LUGANSK, February 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Council of Ministers has increased the sum of targeted payments to certain groups of residents under the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme, LPR Labour and Social Policy Minister Svetlana Malakhova said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

Malakhova said that earlier this year, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik had endorsed further programme implementation, and that the Council of Ministers had approved a programme to support certain groups of citizens, a procedure for one-time payments and the rehabilitation services for disabled children and children at risk.

“It endorsed the following targeted welfare payments in 2019: for war veterans and disabled Great Patriotic War veterans: 15,000 rubles, up 3,000 rubles from 2018. For large families that raise three or more children under 18 years of age: 12,000 rubles, up 6,000 rubles from last year.

Earlier on Friday, Malakhova said that the LPR Council of Ministers had expanded the list of recipients entitled to benefits under the Donbass people reunification programme in 2019.

On February 17, 2017 the DPR and LPR Heads approved the program of humanitarian assistance to residents in the Kiev-controlled 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 educational services.

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

LuganskMediaCentre — 01 February — Lugansk