Kiev blocks the mechanism of payment of pensions in the Donbass, said in DND

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Representatives of Kiev at the talks in Minsk to block the introduction of a mechanism for the payment of pensions developed by the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC), said the envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group on Donbass Natalia Nikonorova.

In early November she said that the ICRC has developed and offered to discuss the step-by-step mechanism for the payment of pensions to citizens with limited mobility.

«Thanks to the efforts of the International Committee of the red cross at the moment, prepared a working mechanism of payment of pensions sedentary residents of the Republic, developed in the framework of the Minsk negotiation platform… the Ukrainian side inhibits the introduction of this mechanism on a permanent basis», — quotes the words of Nikanorovoj press service of the foreign Ministry DND.

According to Nikanorova, the ICRC stands ready to continue to provide support in this matter. In addition, the authorized representative DND stressed the critical situation with payment of salaries to employees of the enterprise «Water of Donbass», the delay lasts for four months.

«Continued disregard by the Ukrainian side of the obligations on payment of wages to employees of «Water of Donbass» could lead to appropriate measures taken by the Republic to ensure the uninterrupted operation of strategically important objects of water infrastructure of Donbass, and to restore the violated social rights of citizens,» said Nikonorova.

Payment in the Donbass pensions and salaries to workers of budgetary sphere Kiev stopped since mid-summer 2014. Retirement to eligible residents of Donbass, who have registered on the territories controlled by Kiev. From April 2015, the authorities of the self-proclaimed DND and LNR began to pay pensions to residents may — and public sector wages. The issue of resumption of payments is discussed at the meetings of the economic sub-group on the Donbas in Minsk. One of the proposals to pay pensions to residents of DND and LNR through the international Committee of the red cross. In DPR said that Kiev inhibits the initiative.

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