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The Ministry of Health of the LPR asked WHO to influence the supply of medicines to the republic


Ambulance in the LPR. Archival photoLUGANSK, May 24.The Ministry of Health of the Luhansk People's Republic asks WHO to influence the supply of vital medicines to the republic, Minister of Health Natalya Pashchenko told RIA Novosti. “We ask WHO to influence international organizations and humanitarian missions and resume regular supply of medicines and medical devices to the territory of the republic to provide medical care to the civilian population,” Pashchenko said.WHO and the ICRC stopped supplying the DPR and LPR with vital drugs. She complained that the World Health Organization “does not pay due attention to the existing problems in the healthcare sector of the Luhansk People's Republic related to hostilities, regular shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the death of civilians.” For eight years (armed conflict – ed.) 8,655 people were injured, including 157 children (117 wounded and 40 dead), 23 employees of medical institutions were killed; 80 healthcare facilities were damaged,” she noted. operation against the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, which declared independence after the coup in Kyiv in February 2014. The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass was discussed, among other things, during the meetings of the contact group. However, even after the ceasefire agreements, skirmishes continued, and the DPR reported shelling residential areas with Ukrainian heavy artillery. Moscow has repeatedly stated that Kyiv did not comply with the Minsk agreements and dragged out negotiations to resolve the conflict, and against this background, equipment was transferred from NATO to the borders of the Russian Federation. In February of this year, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.

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