The humanitarian programme for the reunification of the people of Donbass will be extended for 2018. This was announced today at a press conference in Donetsk by the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko.
"The humanitarian programme will be continued in 2018," Zakharchenko said.
The Head of the DPR drew attention to the problems that the residents of the Donetsk region are experiencing because of their trips to the Republic.
"The humanitarian program has aroused a keen interest. Fortunately, many people who need help responded, but not as they would like, because people in that territory are intimidated, since any trip here is of interest to Ukrainian law enforcement agencies," he said, noting that the results would have been higher without pressure.
Zakharchenko added that the structure of the humanitarian programme would change depending on the problems that arise on the part of the Donetsk region that is controlled by Kiev.
We recall that the humanitarian programme for the reunification of the Donbass people was approved on February 17, 2017. It includes the provision of medical and financial assistance, the creation of quotas for obtaining higher and secondary special education, sporting events, as well as activities to preserve spiritual and cultural values, in which residents living in the territory temporarily controlled by Kiev can take part in. In November it was reported that about 14 thousand residents of the Donetsk region, temporarily under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, took advantage of the programme.