Today, on March 2, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR visited the village of Nikolayevka, liberated from the AFU, in the south of the Republic. During the trip, the Ombudsman talked with local residents, found out the current needs of the population, the main humanitarian problems, and also handed over priority assistance.
It should be noted that intensive hostilities on the territory of this settlement ended quite recently, Nikolaevka remains a front-line territory. Now the authorities of the Republic are engaged in the restoration of the life support system of the village. Every effort is being made to provide people with uninterrupted electricity, heat and gas as soon as possible. Mobile telephony is being restored. The issue of supplying goods and medicines is being resolved.
“Step by step, a normal, peaceful life will be established in Nikolayevka. The recovery period is always difficult and takes time. Therefore, now our task is to provide people with everything necessary for this period to pass as painless as possible. We are talking about food, hygiene products, medicines, fuel and lubricants,” said Daria Morozova.
The DPR Ombudsman spoke with local residents who had gathered in the centre of the village. She also visited those who still, fearing the resumption of shelling by Ukrainian militants, remain in shelters. The Ombudsman answered questions, accepted the first appeals, left her contacts. Representatives of the community responsible for receiving and distributing aid were selected.
“These are our people who are in dire need of protection and support today. Women and old people are among them. There are children, including babies. My representatives are in round-the-clock communication with the residents of Nikolaevka, who will be provided with all the necessary assistance in full,” summed up the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR.