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23 August 2018, 13:15

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LPR decorates Russian rescuers who delivered benchmark humanitarian aid to Lugansk (PHOTOS)

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LUGANSK, August 23 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry awarded badges and commendations to Russian rescuers to mark the arrival of the 80th benchmark humanitarian aid convoy in the Republic.

“Four years ago today, on August 22, 2014, the brotherly Russian Federation delivered the first humanitarian cargo to us despite the difficult situation. It is the 80th time Russian rescuers bring us the aid we need. Today, 15 Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) rescuers will be awarded badges and certificates of commendations; they are the people who have been delivering humanitarian goods to us from the beginning,” the LPR Emergencies Ministry said.

Don Rescue Centre employee Ilya Mishin has never missed a humanitarian mission to Donbass in the past four years.

“I’ve been with all the 80 humanitarian convoys. We were very cautious during the first trips because of the devastation; everything was in a sorry state. The Republic is being restored bit by bit; the changes are visible, you have friendly people, always waiving to us, greeting us and honking in appreciation. We feel that people need our assistance very much. I remember people on our first missions coming up to us to say words of gratitude; we won’t forget it,” Mishin said adding that he planned to continue to deliver relief supplies to the LPR.

Earlier on Thursday, the LPR Emergencies Ministry press service reported that 15 EMERCOM trucks delivered to the Republic 170 tons of humanitarian aid, including 135 tons of food infants and toddlers, as well as 35 tons of medications and medical equipment.

On July 26, 2018, 16 EMERCOM trucks delivered to the Republic 175.14 tons of relief supplies, including 134.77 tons of food kits for children and 40.36 tons of medications.

 

The first Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrived in the LPR on August 22, 2014. Russia has delivered more than 75,000 tons of relief supplies to LPR and DPR residents since.

LuganskMediaCentre — 23 August — Lugansk