Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykon ordered the direction of the Sakhalin Regional Investigations Directorate to report about progress of a pre-investigative probe into failure to provide assistance to a disabled person in a wheelchair.
The probe was launched upon media reports in different sources saying that a disabled pensioner from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is unable to exit his house due to lack of ramps. He is forced to pay his neighbours for help. It was reported that the local administration is unable to install the ramps and calls for the National Guard officers to help the man on their weekends. Apart from that it was indicated that even if the officials install the ramps, the disabled person will still be unable to use them due to too high angle of inclination.
In terms of the probe the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed to carefully examine all circumstances of the situation, give a legal assessment to actions of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk administration authorities responsible for providing citizens in hard living situation with quality and timely assistance.