Russian NGO teams up with Kosovo Office to assist Serbs
The NGO Russian Humanitarian Mission, in cooperation with the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija, will start helping Serbs in Kosovo.Source: Tanjug
Kosovo and Metohija (KiM) Office Marko Djuric and the NGO's regional head Branimir Nesic signed on Monday in Belgrade a memorandum of cooperation in realizing humanitarian and charity programs.
According to this memorandum, the Russian Humanitarian Mission, in cooperation with the government, will offer Serbs in the province assistance in the fields of education, health and welfare.
On this occasion, Djuric emphasized that it was natural for Serbs and Russians to work together in the fight for the survival of our people in Kosovo, and that it was symbolically and essentially very important to us that the Russian Humanitarian Mission had become involved in helping our people in Kosovo and Metohija in an organized way.
Djuric added that this was a reputable and serious international humanitarian organization that brings together significant donors from all over Russia. "It gathers eminent people, intellectuals, people of influence, and it is good that they are interested and engaged in helping our people in Kosovo and Metohija," Djuric said.
According to him, a whole series of joint projects and activities have been agreed on for this and the next year, including investments in hospitals, schools and other systems that are vital for the survival of our people in Kosovo and Metohija.
"I call for universal solidarity with regard to KiM, as well as on humanitarian organizations from other countries to join us, because the fight for KiM, the preservation and survival of Serbs and other vulnerable peoples in KiM, is a civilization value of all those who advocate for general principles of freedom, humanity and human harmony and solidarity," Djuric said.
He added that Serbs and Russians are known for having always been on the side of those who advocate for what is right and for justice, and against oppression of every kind - and the difficult position that the Serb people in Kosovo and Metohija continue to face to this day.
Branimir Nesic pointed out that with the signing of the memorandum, the Russian NGO was officially commencing, together with the Office, work in three directions - education, health care, and assistance to the socially vulnerable population.
"We hope we will improve the lives of our people and all those who live in KiM by joining forces, and that it will become a better place to live," said Nesic.
According to him, the Russian Humanitarian Mission works with the help and support of the Russian state and other funds, in three regions of the world - in the Balkans, in Central Asia, and in the Middle East.