Putin told about the payments to “children of war”


RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the proposal on payments to “children of war” that he supports this initiative, but we need carefully to consider.

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov at the meeting of the President with representatives of both chambers of Parliament invited Putin to return to the issue concerning the children of war. “It’s only 120-140 billion 12 million. The average pension of 12 thousand with the growth of prices. Can’t survive, just a shame in the eye. Need to get back in the new year and make a decision,” — said Zyuganov.

“About children of war. I want to do it. Just know that you need to carefully considered”, — Putin said.

“Remember, I once spoke to an initiative to provide housing for all veterans. It was my initiative. The first figure that we got after calculation for all regions — 12 billion rubles, then 25, and then hundreds of billions,” — reminded the head of state.

“I have no regrets… we spent hundreds of billions, but in General solved this problem. But hundreds, not 12, as it turned out. And here you just need to look carefully, carefully calculate” — said Putin.