Kyiv: Kremlin spends $5 billion a year on war in Donbas

According to Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for The Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Moscow spends about $5 billion a year on waging war in the Donbas.

He said this in an interview with LB.ua.

The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.

“The question remains: how much longer Russia can finance the war in the Donbas, given the economic and political situation inside Russia. According to my calculations, Moscow spends $5 billion a year on this,” he said in an interview with LB.ua.

In addition to military expenditures, Russia still pays salaries to so-called public servants in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control.

“Are they paying public servants in Libya or Syria? No. They don’t pay anyone’s wages there. And it takes place in the Donbas, that is why the Kremlin has to explain to its taxpayers why they keep several million foreign citizens on the payroll. And some of these citizens, in turn, are already claiming to enjoy all-Russian benefits, which, amid the crisis, cannot be provided to everyone,” says Reznikov.

He added that the sanctions imposed against Russia will remain as long as the Kremlin fails to comply with its commitments.

On July 22, the Trilateral Contact Group agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbass from 00:01 on July 27. The Ukrainian military says preparations for the event have been unprecedented. There will be additional monitoring at each Ukrainian position over the ceasefire. It will be carried out by specially commanded Ukrainian servicemen.

The ceasefire includes, among other things, a ban on offensive, reconnaissance and sabotage activities, as well as on the use of all types of aircraft. At a briefing on July 27, the Commander of the Joint Forces Operation, Volodymyr Kravchenko, said that the pro-Russian forces violated the ceasefire 20 minutes after it began.

In total, two shillings and one provocation were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation from midnight on 27 July until the end of the day.

(c) UAWire

16 comments

  • “The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.”

    Ukraine don’t need to rush into signing anything. Let the scum keep dishing out toilet paper passports, and propping up the “farmers” and “miners”. Muscovy have stretched themselves thinly on the ground. Operations in Ukraine, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria and Africa, is too much for a third rate army like Russia’s.

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    • I wonder if Ukraine ever got the TV and radio broadcasting into the occupied territories? I think its important to at least reach the children since they’re being brainwashed.

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      • It was just an excuse to close down UATV. Russia will block this other channel anyway.

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      • Update: Just found this on Ukraine Wiki. UATV has been converted into a Russian channel.

        “De facto , the Dom TV channel is almost entirely a Russian-language TV channel. De jure, the creators stated in a presentation in March 2020, that the ratio of Ukrainian and Russian languages ​​on the channel will be 50/50, but in fact all entertainment content is in Russian. The only cases when the Ukrainian language appears on the TV channel are in news releases, where the synchronies of Ukrainian-speaking commentators do not duplicate Russian. Although for their own TV shows and lengthy interviews, the original Ukrainian language of the interlocutors is duplicated in Russian.”

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        • I suppose this will continue as long as Zelensky keeps piping the tune of ruSSo-oligarchs. This borders treason when you hand over Ukrainian sovereignty and infrastructure.

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          • Now Ukraine has no TV channels that broadcast internationally, and this new channel replaced English with Russian.

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            • Its a shame. TV and radio are sovereign just like roads and airports. This must be added to the language law if not the constitution itself. Has this administration learned anything from history or just gave Medvedchuk/Kolomoisky the keys to the President’s office?!

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              • Just how many of these brainwashed sheep in Donbas are going to watch Ukrainian TV. Even if it’s not blocked by Russia, watching it will get you sent to the gulag.

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                • I believe there is a demand for it Sir Foccusser. Even Zakharchenko’s own polls showed only 30% support for what the ruSSo-invaders are doing. Subsequent polls have shown similarly. Every day we allow it to happen it will get worse. Even the US stepped up efforts to broadcast in English directly into Moskovia. Ukraine should do the same. Like sending the flag into occupied territory held by balloons. It is just another aspect of war, call it psyops….

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  • ‘The question remains: how much longer Russia can finance the war in the Donbas, given the economic and political situation inside Russia?’
    Ans. :- indefinitely. Which is why it is essential that Ukraine gains the upper hand. By any means necessary.

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  • Oh those ‘shillings’… UAWire, LOL!

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  • англійський масон

    Keep bleeding the scum, keep up the sanctions, don’t give them water, keep the cargo 200 flights going.

    Don’t give a fucking inch.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    Mafia land spends five billion dollars a year on this war, even though this trash country has a large portion of the population that doesn’t even have a toilet.

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