LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky awarded 87 medals to RF MChS personnel who took part in all the 28 humanitarian convoys to the LNR. The formal ceremony took place at the LNR Government House; ten members of the RF MChS took part. The rest of their colleagues, who were busy unloading the latest convoy, shall receive their medals from the RF MChS leadership. Chairman Plotnitsky told the honorees, “The people call the Izvarino-Krasnodon highway the “Road of Life”. Its importance for our citizens is no less important than the “Road of Life” was in the siege of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. Our people realise the true value of the fraternal assistance of the Russian people. For us, it isn’t just supplies such as food and other material goods. Firstly, for us, its spiritual humanitarian aid, we understand that we aren’t alone, and that we aren’t forgotten. Eventually, we’ll have a united Russian and Slavic world. On behalf of our citizens, I express appreciation and gratitude to you for your assistance”.
For his part, Aleksandr Drobot, head of the LNR Recovery Management Centre (TsUV), congratulated his colleague, Rostov Oblast MChS head Valery Sinko, who had a birthday today, “We gave him a word of thanks to the RF MChS staff for the 28th humanitarian convoy. The time or the date didn’t affect their personnel, nor did they let personal difficulties deter them; they gave us aid, both in winter and in summer. Day and night, they fulfilled their duty to help the people of the LNR. Earlier today, Drobot reported that 43 MChS lorries arrived in Lugansk, delivering 44 tonnes of pearl barley, 490 tonnes of wheat, 100 tonnes of pasta, 60 tonnes of rice, 75 tonnes of vegetable oil, 44 tonnes of semolina, 40 tonnes of frozen food, 36 tonnes of wheat grains, 44 tonnes of barley grains, and 24 tonnes of buckwheat. Since August 2014, RF MChS convoys delivered more than 35,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargo to Novorossiya.
28 May 2015
LITs Lugansk Information Centre