Russian delegation delivers targeted humanitarian aid to DPR residents of preferential categories

On December 29, in the capital of the Republic, a delegation from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) met with DPR residents who fall under preferential categories to deliver aid. The delegation included Deputy Chairman of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic Viktor Gubarev and Chairman of the Union of Slavic Communities of Yakutia Alexey Chertkov. The event was attended by Vladimir Bidyovka, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council.

The Speaker of the DPR Parliament in his speech emphasized the importance of the support provided by the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

“I would like to thank our guests for coming to our Republic as we approach the New Year. This is not the first time that representatives of the Sakha Republic help the DPR, and this year they have decided to provide targeted assistance. Our MPs hold receptions of citizens, meet with people in the districts, and they had helped identify the most socially vulnerable categories of people in order to deliver aid from our friends – the representatives of Yakutia.

We are developing warm friendly relations with the Sakha Republic. I want to thank the guests for providing constant assistance not only to citizens, but also to boarding schools, preschool institutions that are in need of it,” Vladimir Bidyovka said.

Victor Gubarev noted that interethnic friendship has always resided in the Russian Federation.

“This is not our first time here and we consider it our honourable commitment to take on the burden of the problems that residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have encountered. From the very beginning of the 2014 events, we haven’t been on the sidelines, like many other honest and decent people as well. We resorted to the means of public diplomacy via public organizations. We have been here more than ten times.

The friendship between our peoples is the most important thing. Today we have found confirmation that we need to step up people’s diplomacy in order to expand the possibilities for providing assistance,” Victor Gubarev said.

The aid was delivered to the families of the perished servicemen, caretakers, large families, financially disadvantaged citizens, families which bring up children with disabilities. Besides, the aid was delivered to preschool educational institutions located in the frontline areas, a boarding school, as well as a neurorehabilitation centre. In total, 31 families and 9 institutions received the aid.

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