Lugansk People’s Republic health authorities are launching crisis counseling for residents starting April, LPR Healthcare Minister Natalia Pashchenko said on Telegram.
Pashchenko has met with Deputy Head of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Development and Human Rights Irina Kirkora who supervises a pilot project for psychological assistance to the LPR population.
“Fifty psychologists from LPR towns have completed the program designed for the LPR “Modern Psychological Assistance Technology in Emergency and Crisis Conditions” at the Gavriil Derzhavin Tambov State University,” she said. “At present, these specialists are being employed across the Republic. In April, LPR residents can request skilled psychological help.”
Psychological assistance will be free of charge, but the specialists will be paid for their work. They are prepared to launch support groups for families of servicemen, LPR children and their parents, the minister said.
Psychological assistance for wounded servicemen in hospitals will be available as well, she added.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.
The Lugansk People’s Republic acceded to Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum. *i*ie