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Russia’s North Caucasus republic sends humanitarian aid to Crimea

March 04, 2014, 11:20 UTC+3 MAKHACHKALA
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MAKHACHKALA, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Dagestan, a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus, sends a road train with humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s Crimea, where it is expected to arrive by March 8.

“The people of Dagestan must come to the rescue of Crimean residents, who have found themselves in a blockade for defending their freedom, their right for democracy,” Dagestan’s Deputy Prime Minister Abusupyan Kharkharov said at a government session on Tuesday.

The session made the decision to send foodstuffs of long-term storage and money to the Crimea , the press service and information department of the republican administration told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

A bank account will be opened in Dagestan, where local residents can transfer money to help the Crimea, the deputy prime minister said, adding that civil servants of the republic would transfer their one-day salaries to the bank account.

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