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DPR banned the activities of six charitable organizations in separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine
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The leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, banned the activities of the Pomozhem Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

The Rinat Akhmetov Pomozhem Foundation is banned in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic," he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

According to the Donbas News, in addition to the Humanitarian Center, separatists also refused permission for the Danish Refugee Council, the Czech organization, A Man in Need, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), HelpAge International, and Canadian charitable organization, Save the Children, to operate in the separatist-held territory.

It should be noted that on 28 February, the separatists blocked all distribution sites of humanitarian aid by the Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and took control of the Donbas Arena stadium and the Kirsha training base in Donetsk. When the Donbas Arena was blocked there were 70,000 humanitarian aid packages in the stadium. The Shakhtar FC also lost access to their documentation and uniforms.

The day before it was reported that Akhmetov had lost control over his hotels in the Donbas.

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