13,859 families living near Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories will receive 200 GEL vouchers to cover heating expenses, Georgia’s State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality stated today.
Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Georgia’s State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality said that the ministry will work even harder for the families living in Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories.
We try to support our citizens who show us an example of heroism every day. Despite barriers and barbed-wire fences, they don’t leave their homes… It is very important for us … [work be continued] with state agencies to respond to the needs of these people… This is our response to the ‘barbed-wire policy’ that still continues in the village of Gegutiantkari in Gori Municipality”, said Tsikhelashvili.
Instead of the vouchers, 200 GEL will be given to families who do not have access to natural gas.
The Government of Georgia has been assisting the families living along the Administrative Boundary Line with Georgia’s breakaway region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) since 2013.