Moscow, Aug 27 – Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today a monthly payment of 10,000 rubles (more than 166 dollars) to refugees from the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, whose independence was recognized by the Kremlin in February, and from the rest of Ukraine.
The measure will benefit those Ukrainians who have left their country for Russian territory since last February 18, that is, a week before the start of the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine, says the presidential decree.
In the case of the disabled, they will receive 20,000 rubles (more than 330 dollars) a month, while refugees who are veterans of the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in this country, will receive an additional 5,000 rubles each month. rubles ($83).
Families with children will be charged 4,000 rubles ($66) per offspring, rising to 10,000 if there is only one parent.
Pregnant women are entitled to a one-time payment of 10,000 rubles per month, a subsidy that will rise to 20,000 rubles after delivery.
In turn, Putin signed another decree by virtue of which these refugees can remain indefinitely in the territory of this country as long as they proceed to their photographic and fingerprint registration, and undergo a medical examination.
The vast majority of the refugees come from Donbas and from areas occupied by Russian troops, which also includes part of the northern Kharkov region and southern Kherson and Zaporizhia.
All those displaced to Russia had to pass through filter camps, where men are frisked, stripped naked and interrogated for former Ukrainian fighters.
Some of these refugees were able to leave Russian territory for the European Union, Latin America or the United States.
The Russian military campaign has forced millions of Ukrainians to leave their homes, of which about two million would be in this country, according to the UN.