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 Putin allocates money for returning refugees to Donbas in amount ruble per person

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has allocated a grant to support a program to return refugees from the Donbas back to the territory of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing Russian Kommersant via OstroV.

The article reads that the program to return 660,000 people who fled the war in the Donbas to Russia, is to be funded with 654,000 rubles.

The grant from the president was won by Krasnodar organization "Center for Region Development" for implementation of the program "Repatriation of refugees to the Donbas." The project will be implemented in Russia and Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk republics and stipulates for assistance with the return and consultations of job search.

The entire amount allocated for the program is 654,000 rubles ($10,800), while the number of people who fled the east of Ukraine to Russia since 2014 is 660,000. A total of 2 million people left the Donbas since the war started.

"Many of the refugees find themselves outside their region as a temporary measure, feel uncomfortable and under psychological stress," the authors of the program wrote.

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"They believe many of refugees are ready to return home if they have jobs and residence in safe areas, but activities aimed at returning these people are counterproductive, so tensions are growing where they live now, and the Donbas suffers from lack of employable population," the article reads.
 
 
 
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