US$1.3 bln on salaries alone: Ukraine official tells of Russian expenditures in occupied Donbas

Every year, the Russian share in financing occupation regimes in eastern Ukraine is increasing.

REUTERS

REUTERS

Russia spends some $1.3 billion on salaries alone as part of maintaining occupation regimes on the territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine, says Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov.

“At 62-63%, budgets of the two entities [the so-called ‘DPR’ and ‘LPR’] are financed by the Russian Federation because they collect 37-38% of their taxes and fees, and this figure decreases every year. Previously, they had 40%,” Reznikov told a briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

“They receive their salaries from the Russian budget. According to various sources, it’s $1.3 billion in financing salaries alone,” Reznikov said. As UNIAN reported, from May 14, internally displaced persons from Donbas will be part of Ukraine’s delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement.

(c)UNIAN 2020

One comment

  • англійський масон

    But how can this be true?

    The lying fuckpig vatnikis say there are no troops there, they are not occupying, so why are they paying Salaries?

    Could it possibly be that they actually are occupying?

    Actually I have just thought of the explanation.

    The ‘Humanitarian Convoys’ we hear so much about aren’t really bringing weapons and troops, no, no.
    That is just the lies of the wicked Ukrainian Nazis trying to discredit their peace loving and generous brothers across the Border.
    They are actually bringing all this money across as well as food, water and medical supplies.

    I bet you all feel as foolish and embarrassed as I do now, we were so wrong.

    Oh look! There’s a flying Pig!

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