2,000 LPR children holidayed in Russia in May, June - official

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Some 2,000 children from the Lugansk People’s Republic went on vacation to Russia in May and June, the LPR government press service reported citing deputy government chairperson Anna Todorova who chairs the Coordination Council for Child Health and Recreation.

“Some 2,000 children went in Russia from May to June as part of the summer health promotion campaign,” Todorova said. “In July, we plan 33 trips involving 2,325 children.”

The “University Specialized Education Shifts“ project alone provided recreation for 576 children from across the LPR in the Kurgan, Ulyanovsk, Tula, Tomsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Sevastopol, Stavropol Territory, Mordovia and Udmurtia  in June. The project was organized by the Russian Education Ministry, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Defense Ministry, she said.

One hundred and fifty-five children from the Novopskov, Perevalsk and Novoaidar districts including a group of orphaned children and and boarding schools students have already left for Omsk, Yekaterinburg and Udmurtia recreation centers for the July shift, Todorova said.

On February 21, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the sovereignty of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. He asked the Federal Assembly to support this decision and then ratify a friendship and mutual assistance treaty with the Donbass Republics. On the same day, Putin and LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik signed a friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance treaty between Russia and the Lugansk People’s Republic. *i*s

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