United Donbass Fund’s commission held a regular meeting on March 19, where they considered 575 applications from citizens who had found themselves in a difficult life situation, chairman of the fund Oleg Balykin reported at today’s briefing in Donetsk on March 24.

“The Commission approved 192 sets of documents, 383 applications were denied due to the impossibility of establishing the severity of the life situation from the documents provided, the applications did not describe the difficult life situation and did not contain backup documents,” the fund’s chairman reported.

6 meetings have been held this year, 1,037 applications have been approved. For all the time of the fund’s work, 35,495 applications have been considered, 12,450 applications have been approved. As of March 21, financial aid has been paid to 11,779 applicants.

“We would like to draw applicants’ attention to the fact that due to the high alert regime having been introduced in the Donetsk People’s Republic, given the threat of the coronavirus infection spread, as well as due to the measures temporarily limiting the crossing of the line of contact, the leadership of the Republic has decided that the implementation of some areas of the Humanitarian Program for the Reunification of the People of Donbass be suspended out of necessity.

In particular, due to objective reasons, it is impossible to carry out social payments to residents of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic temporarily controlled by Ukraine at the moment. The work on considering applications from residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic who have found themselves in a difficult life situation continues. Payments on applications approved will be carried out at Pochta Donbassa offices,” Oleg Balykin added.