22 February 2018, 12:14


LPR implements humanitarian programme thanks to Russian assistance - Pasechnik

LUGANSK, February 22 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Russia’s assistance was instrumental in efforts by the Lugansk People’s Republic to implement the Donbass People reunification humanitarian programme, said acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik at a joint briefing with his DPR counterpart Alexander Zakharchenko on Thursday marking the first anniversary of the programme.

“In general, we were not 100 percent ready for the programme; thanks to Russia’s assistance, we replenished our supplies of medications and equipment for magnetic resonance imaging, obstetric aid etc,” Pasechnik said.

“We had specialists trained in Russia to operate this equipment whereupon we were ready to implement the programme,” Pasechnik said.

“Unlike LPR, DPR has car crossing points; it helped us arrange the supply of medications through its territory,” he said.

“We have full cooperation in this area,” Council of Ministers acting chairman Alexander Drobot added.

Earlier on Thursday, Pasechnik said that more than 18,000 residents of Kiev-controlled territory of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions were involved in the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme over a year.

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 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 — 22 February — Lugansk