President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to create a state fund to support special military operation participants.
The decree published on the official legal information portal says that the the Russian government establishes the fund pursuant to the instruction stated in the president’s annual address to the Federal Assembly on February 21, 2023.
The fund is replenished by federal budget allocations, contributions, charity and other sources.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression on February 24, 2022. Prior to that, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance.
The Lugansk People’s Republic acceded to Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum.*i*ie