The humanitarian cargo has arrived to Severodonetsk accompanied by Deputies of Ukrainian Parliament Irina Lutsenko and Maria Ionova. This aid is for people on the territories occupied by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). 6 cargo trucks brought 120 tons of food collected in Kiev and also in Chernivtsy, Rivno and Vinnitsa Regions. There are food sets with cereals, sugar, tea, oil, canned meat and fish, biscuits, condensed milk, sweets, fruits and so on.
Humanitarian aid for people on occupied territories is not related in any way to Minsk Memorandum, this is the initiative of the President of Ukraine supported by all regions that want to help people who are on the other side to feel the atmosphere of New Year and Christmas Holidays.
– Irina Lutsenko
Before New Year this aid will be delivered to everybody who needs it on the occupied territories. Our citizens who became hostages of the terrorists will feel that Ukraine hasn’t forgotten about them.
– Maria Ionova
In Severodonetsk the humanitarian aid will be loaded on other trucks and will be sent to the territory on LPR.
Children and social institutions on the occupied territory will get that help, such as orphanages, senior centers, family type orphanages, hospices, etc. All of them were financed from state or local budgets and now they are surviving without any money. The heads of such institutions come to our Administration often and tell us that their patients or children eat what local people or personnel bring. Old people in senior centers haven’t been eating any meat or fish for a long time and children in orphanages forgot the taste of candies. Humanitarian aid will be accompanied by representatives of civil and international organizations and we will do everything possible to make sure the help arrives to those who really needs it.
– Hennadiy Moskal, the head of Lugansk Regional State Administration
Reported by Hennadiy Moskal