The message reads, in part:
“A member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Russian Red Cross Society is by right considered the country’s oldest charity organisation that has always united honest and caring people and throughout its history adhered to the principles of humanism, mercy and compassion, eternal moral and human values.
Importantly, the current generation of the RRC staff and volunteers cherish and develop these great traditions, implementing charity and medical programmes and supporting those who have suffered in humanitarian crises and disasters. Naturally, I would like to emphasise the active and freely given assistance to the people from Ukraine and Donbass who have been forced to leave their homes behind. Thanks in great part to your selfless efforts, these people get food and essential products, counselling, empathy and help in restoring family links.”