The government instructed the Ministry of Finance of Russia to abandon the “humanitarian support to individual territories” in favor of financing projects in the Crimea and in Kaliningrad, writes RBC with reference to sources.
According to the edition, the corresponding order was given following the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak 1 September.
It is noted that in the public documents on the Russian budget was never found of the phrase “humanitarian support to the individual territories,” however, told the newspaper close to the Kremlin sources, this wording should help the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people’s republics.
“When we previously discussed the issue Surkov (presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. — RT), how to legalize aid to the Donbass without specifying the names of specific republics, was wondering how to make the process more or less transparent, but without reference LDNR. Agreed on this wording, proposed by Surkov,” — said the publication.
Earlier, the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia sent to Donbass about 750 tons of humanitarian cargo.
Also in June, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will do everything possible to support people in the Donbass.