It will take a long time to restore the DPR and LPR, but Russia will help the republics and try to put in order all the infrastructure destroyed during the hostilities, the president said

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Russia will be involved in the reconstruction of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics for a long time to come, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with participants in the Big Change competition. The broadcast was hosted by RBC.

“Our entire country will help all your peers and adults who live in these territories. We all have good months and years ahead of us to put everything [the economy of the DPR and LPR] in order, but we will do it without fail, — Putin said in an interview with a contestant from Donetsk.

Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics were created on the territory of the same-named regions of Ukraine in 2014 after the change of power in Kyiv. In the spring of 2015, they held referendums and declared their independence. Official Kyiv did not recognize the results of the vote and considered the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as temporarily occupied territories.

Last February, Russia recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR within the borders of the former regions and launched a military operation in Ukraine. Kyiv imposed martial law and severed diplomatic relations with Moscow. Representatives of 141 out of 193 countries in the UN General Assembly condemned the actions of the Russian authorities, demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops.

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In May, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal estimated the future costs of restoring the country's infrastructure and economy at €500–600 billion, follows from his post on Telegram. In early July, the Prime Minister spoke about the concept for the restoration of Ukraine, which includes three stages: the rapid restoration of objects critical to the lives of people, the restoration after the end of hostilities, and a long-term transformation.

The government of Ukraine has developed a compensation program for those who lost their homes during the hostilities. In early July, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the Organization of State Power Elena Shulyak estimated the number of homeless people at 800,000, Spravdi wrote. Approximately 220,000 Ukrainians filed applications for compensation.

According to Putin's instructions, the authorities of the Russian regions began to take responsibility for the restoration of cities in the DPR and LPR. By the end of June, 18 subjects of the Federation had already announced such plans.

At the end of May, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Russia created a department for the restoration of the territories of the DPR and LPR. Donetsk Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko said that Russia should invest more than 2 trillion rubles. to the economy of the DPR. At the end of February, the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, estimated the restoration of the republic at 1.5 trillion rubles.

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Vladimir Putin

politician, President of Russia

October 7, 1952

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