Daghestan Prime Minister Abdussamad Gamidov meets with refugees from Ukraine

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Makhachkala, July 1, 2014. On June 30, Daghestan Prime Minister Abdussamad Gamidov, his 1st deputy Anatoly Karibov, the minister of labour and social development Malik Bagliev, the health minister Tanka Ibragimov, ombudsman Intizar Mamutaeva and officials from other public organizations visited the "Lezzet" sanatorium housing refugees from Ukraine, the press service of Daghestani Head and government’s administration told RIA "Daghestan". The delegation talked to the refugees and inspected their accommodation.

"We will do our best to make you feel comfortable in Daghestan. You will be employed and you’ll be able to stay in Daghestan if you wish. Meanwhile, you have to go through a medical check-up and talk to psychologists right on spot. You represent our brotherly nation, and we will help you," Gamidov said and later gave the refugees a washing machine and cell phones with flat rate to let them easily contact their near ones.

In an interview with reporters, Abdussamad Gamidov reminded that to date, 370 refugees from Ukraine have been sheltered in Daghestan, of which 201 people are living in the "Lezzet" sanatorium. "We’ve arranged free breakfast for all IDPs and provided them with nice accommodation. They are all taken care of being under constant supervision of doctors, social workers and psychologists. All of them are satisfied with their living in Daghestan; they also have many relatives in Ukraine willing to come here, too. Today, we are ready to welcome as many people as needed – "Lezzet" can accommodate 100 more people, plus we have other resorts," the prime minister said.

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