More than 122,000 families in LPR to receive one-time payments for school children

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More than 122,000 families in the LPR are eligible for a one-time payment of 10,000 roubles (USD 165) for a child aged 6-18, the Minister of Labour and Social policy Svetlana Malakhova said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to give families in Donbass 10,000 roubles to send their children to school. Every family with a child who goes to schools in Donbass, Zaporozhye, Kharkov and Kherson regions is entitled to the payment, which is to be paid before October 1.

"The expected number of children to receive the 10,000 roubles benefit per child is more than 122,000," the Minister said.

On May 11, 2014, the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics and several areas controlled by Kiev forces held a referendum on LPR and DPR self-determination. Voter turnout in the Lugansk Region made up 81 percent and in the Donetsk Region 75 percent. LPR and DPR independence was supported by 96.2 percent and 89.7 percent of voters, respectively. The Republics proclaimed their state sovereignty on May 12, 2014.

Ukraine has been carrying out a military crackdown against Donbass since 2014.

On February 21, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the sovereignty of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. He asked the Federal Assembly to support this decision and then ratify a friendship and mutual assistance treaty with the Donbass Republics. On the same day, Putin and LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik signed a friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance treaty between Russia and the Lugansk People’s Republic. *t

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