The duty of the Kiev authorities to the residents of Donbass social benefits since the summer of last year to over 33 billion hryvnia (74, 9 billion). Such information has led the heads of the Ministry of Finance of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics at a meeting of the Department of public support for residents of the South-East of Ukraine in the Federation Council on the first day of the week.
According to the Minister of Finance DNI Catherine matyushchenko, since mid-summer last year, the Ukrainian government stopped the payment of pensions and wages to public sector workers. Also stopped the activity of banking and credit institutions.
now payments are made at the expense of tax revenues from the activities of factories that operate within the Republic." Central Republic Bank is the only Bank that works in DND. He has 104 offices in 16 cities throughout the year is expected to open many more branches, " said matyushchenko. She expressed hope that other banks, and foreign, Also wants to open branches within the Republic.
According to the Minister, currently in Donetsk people's Republic operates a multi-currency system in which the largest share, almost 50% of the hryvnia and the ruble." The Russian ruble is the most convenient currency in a rapidly depreciating hryvnia, " - said the Minister. She said that since the first of April in the DNR installed the ruble exchange rate against the hryvnia, two to one. All the price tags in shops, petrol stations listed similarly in 2 currencies.
"the company plans to Commission the development of its processing center and payment card issuance," said matyushchenko. She Also said that All social payments are current, the Debt of Kiev for social benefits to the residents DNR on today is 21, 5 billion hryvnia (48, 7 billion).
Finance Minister LNR Eugene Manuilov Also said that within the Republic operates a multi-currency system that allowed walking rubles, hryvnia, us dollar and Euro." Because of the lack of liquidity in UAH returned to the practice of barter, " said he. According to Manuilova, the Kiev's debt on social payments before the LC is 12 billion hryvnia (27, 2 billion)