Tatarstan will welcome citizens of Donetsk and Luhansk —

Health centers are ready to welcome refugees

A working group to coordinate the temporary accommodation of forcibly displaced persons has been established within the government of Tatarstan. First Deputy Prime Minister of the republic Rustam Nigmatullin chaired it, said the head of the press service of the President of Tatarstan Liliya Galimova.

The first meeting of the working group took place in the Cabinet of Ministers on 21 February. It included representatives from the Ministry of Civic Defense and Emergencies, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Transport and Roads, the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth, Ombudspersons for Human Rights and Children’s Rights. etc

It was said at the meeting that 1,000 people from the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic were ready to be received. The Santa, Zhemchuzhina, Livadia, Vasilyevsky health centers were chosen to accommodate them. They are completely ready.

A train with refugees was soon to arrive in Tatarstan. Upon arrival in Kazan, people will travel to their place of temporary residence by bus. Hot meals will be provided to them and medical advice if necessary.


There are many children and women among them, so during the meeting, the task force was asked to work actively with the relevant ministries and agencies to provide the necessary assistance.

The working group informs the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov about the situation.

Humanitarian aid and accommodation in the houses of not indifferent citizens of Kazan

Humanitarian aid began to be prepared in Tatarstan for refugees from the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. In addition, it is planned to create a working group in the republic to provide legal advice to refugees.

The authorities of Tatarstan announced that they were ready to help the citizens of the DPR and the LPR as of Saturday. President of the Republic Rustam Minnikhanov instructed the regional government to work out the issue of helping evacuees: arranging temporary accommodation, providing food, medical advice if necessary.

On the morning of February 21, about 61,000 refugees from the people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. crossed the Russian border. Some Russian regions are declaring an emergency because of this. The Russian government has allocated 5 billion rubles to finance the authorities of Rostov Oblast to pay citizens of Donbass 10,000 rubles evacuated to this area.

Santa, Zhemchuzhina, Livadia, Vasilyevsky health centers were chosen to receive the refugees. Photo:

In addition, Russia has launched a project in which not indifferent citizens can invite refugees from the people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk to their homes, called Map of Help. Residents of Tatarstan can also participate. Three of these proposals have already appeared in Kazan. The evacuation of citizens from the DPR and LPR began last Friday. The authorities of the self-proclaimed republics had claimed responsibility for the upcoming attack by Ukrainian forces.

Tatiana Leukhina


Rose D. Jones