Donetsk, Aug 14 – DAN. A first-degree disabled miner from Krasnoarmeyskiy district of the Donetsk region has become the first person from Kiev-controlled territory to receive financial aid for disabled people within the Donbass people reunification humanitarian program, said DPR Labour and Social Policy Ministry press service.
"Today, in the social aid center of Aleksandrovka check point the first payment has been made, dedicated to the Miners' Day. A first-degree disabled miner from Krasnoarmeyskiy district of the Donetsk region received the aid."
The Ministry said the miner requested the aid himself.
He worked as a miner until 1997 when he sustained a trauma while on duty. The tragedy disabled him. After all necessary documents were filed he received 4,000 hryvnia in settlements.
"Thank you for the aid and support, it is important for people like me to know that we are cared for and not forgotten. We have become hostages of the political situation, we have found ourselves separated by the contact line, but your actions give us hope for the reunification. The humanitarian program is a helping hand extended to those living in Ukraine-controlled territory," the miner said.
DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko ordered to begin lumpsum Miner’s Day payments to certain groups of mining industry personnel and individuals for their skills and commitment to the profession. *ot