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28 November 2018, 14:35

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LPR pays benefits to 750-plus residents of Kiev-held areas

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LUGANSK, November 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The amount of the Lugansk region residents who have received one-time payments as part of the welfare program for certain groups of the population living in Ukraine-controlled Donbass areas has overpassed 750, the Lugansk People’s Republic Ministry of Labour and Social Policy reported.

The LPR began to make payments on February 20 under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme, the Ministry said.

“As of November 28, the number of people from Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region who received Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme aid had reached more than 750,” the report said.

Ninety seven World War II veterans and 661 large families have collected lump sum benefits at LPR welfare centers.

Humanitarian program one-time payments amounting to 12,000 rubles are provided to World War II veterans and participants in the 1945 fighting with the Imperial Japan. Large families with three or more children under 18 years of age are entitled to 6,000-ruble benefit per family.

The LPR Council of Ministers had approved the program which named the groups of residents in Ukraine-controlled part of Donbass entitled to financial aid in 2018.

In 2017, the LPR Council of Ministers issued a resolution to pay 10,000-ruble Victory Day benefits to war veterans living in the Republic and Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region.

On February 17, 2017 Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy who were DPR and LPR Heads at the time, launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass. The main goal of the program is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.

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

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 November — Lugansk