The head of the city Klintsy paid Fund Charles travel expenses of children of officials to Turkey
TASS, 25 Dec — Oleg Shkuratov transferred funds in the amount of 450 thousand rubles to compensate for the costs of participation of 15 children on the trip.
The head of the city of Klintsy of the Bryansk region Oleg Shkuratov translated from its own funds to a charitable Foundation. Charles A. 450 thousand rubles. This amount compensates the costs on the participation of children of officials on a trip to the Turkish town of Demre, associated with the opening of the monument to the dead Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov. About this Shkuratov said on Tuesday, TASS reported.
According Bryansk media in March 2018 50 children from Klintsy went to the Turkish town of Demre in the solemn events dedicated to naming one of the streets named diplomat. The trip was organized by charitable Foundation by name of Charles, but after a few months it became clear that among those who went to Turkey at the expense of the Foundation, and several children of local officials, while the trip was supposed to send disabled children. The head of the Fund Marina Charles said that the trip was paid for by the Turkish side.”Yes, I translated,” said Shkuratov, answering the question TASS, if he paid the children to Turkey. According to Shkuratov, translated to Fund — compensation for 15 the children of officials.
He demanded that the editor of the portal”]. Info”, which raised the issue travel to the media, to apologize to the Marina Karlova.
As previously reported, the Prosecutor’s office has identified irregularities in the selection of children for a visit to Turkey. So, the trip information was not posted either on the website of local governments or in the official publication of the city nor any other public way that is a violation of the rights of children to equal access to recreation and leisure activities. In addition, the administration Klintsov not adopted any legal acts that establish the criteria and procedure for the selection of a minor to travel abroad.
The Governor of Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz has called the situation “outrageous” and said that “all those responsible and involved in this story will be punished.” The situation in Klintsy took control also the Commissioner for the rights of the child in the Russian Federation Anna Kuznetsova, the check is conducted by the Bryansk regional branch of the party “United Russia”. Meanwhile, the head of the Charles Fund intends to contact the police about publications of the Bryansk website about the trip of children in Turkey.
In her opinion, the publication harm the reputation of the Fund.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed on 19 December 2016 during a speech at the opening of the photo exhibition in Ankara. In Klintsy, where he lived with his grandparents, he was often in childhood. The diplomat for a few years before his death, said he wanted to find in Turkey, sister city of Klintsy with the aim of developing social and economic programs. At the end of November 2017, the agreement on twinning was signed with Demre.
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