The government will allocate over 5 billion rubles from the reserve fund. to provide a grant to the fund for supporting participants in the military special operation “Defenders of the Fatherland.” About this on your website reports press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Government this week made up draft budget for 2024. The order on financing the fund was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the issue of allocating funds was approved at a meeting on September 22. According to the government, 5 billion rubles. will be directed to fulfill the tasks assigned to the fund. The Cabinet of Ministers calls the main task of the work of “Defenders of the Fatherland” “comprehensive support for veterans of a special military operation and family members of fallen soldiers.”
Participants in the hostilities in Ukraine and their families, as noted, will receive assistance in obtaining additional education, retraining and employment, social adaptation, paperwork, as well as legal issues.
Veterans are also promised to be provided with medicines and medical products, means of rehabilitation and adaptation of housing to individual needs, the government clarified. According to Mishustin, the grant will allow the implementation of “a whole range of measures that are in demand by the organization’s wards and members of their families in every Russian region.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the creation of a fund to help participants in the special operation on February 21 during his address to the Federal Assembly. The head of state then noted that the work of the fund should take place “without bureaucracy and bureaucracy,” and each veteran should be assigned a personal social worker-coordinator who will work with him in real time.
In June the government allocated RUB 1.314 billion to finance the work of “Defenders of the Fatherland” this year. The Ministry of Labor will control the intended use of funds. The agency will have to submit the report by February 1, 2024.