Elena Shishkina: Donbass people will never forget help rendered by fraternal Russian people in hard times

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the sending the first humanitarian convoy of Russia’s EMERCOM to the Donbass, the deputy of the DPR People’s Council, Elena Shishkina, in a comment to the Donetsk News Agency, noted the important role that humanitarian aid from Russia played in the fate of the DPR and LPR.

“Thoroughly destroying the infrastructure of our cities by shelling, killing and mutilating civilians, Ukraine, in violation of all norms of national and international law, imposed an economic and transport blockade on the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

In that difficult time for us, the Russian Federation made one of the most important decisions – to send humanitarian aid to the Donbass. It is hard to imagine what would happen to the inhabitants of the Republics without this support. We will never forget that in the most difficult period, it was Russia who extended a helping hand to us and did not leave us in trouble, allowing us to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and the execution of the Donbass people,” the parliamentarian said.

Elena Shishkina also thanked the President of the Russian Federation for supporting the DPR and LPR.

“In total, over five years, EMERCOM of Russia sent more than 80 humanitarian convoys to the DPR and LPR. They included vital medicines, building materials, baby food and textbooks. The people of the Donbass will never forget the help provided by the fraternal Russian people in a difficult moment. Many thanks to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for the support provided to our state. It was his political will that played a decisive role and allowed us to withstand, gave us hope for the well-being and prosperity of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Elena Shishkina emphasized.

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