Donetsk, May 4 — DAN. A Chelyabinsk-based charity has launched a project to provide prostheses to children with disabilities in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Office of DPR ombudsperson Darya Morozova reported on Friday.

“We help procure modern bionic and active prostheses for children with disabilities in the DPR in cooperation with Chelyabinsk region ombudsperson Yulia Sudarenko. Prosthetic care is provided by the Chelyabinsk-based ‘Biryuzovy’ charity foundation, ” the report said.

The charity will cover diagnostic, logistic and artificial limb production costs. It will also provide prosthesis maintenance and replacement until the children in its care come of age. Six children from Donetsk, Khartsyzsk and Mariupol  have been included in the first stage of the project.

Measurements have already been taken; prosthetic limb manufacturing has been launched. Two children will receive artificial limbs in June and the rest in early autumn, Morozova’s Office said.

Earlier reports said that the Donetsk Republican Prosthetic and Orthopedic Center planned to launch bionic limb production.*jk