Families of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine to be paid over 7 mln rubles lump sum - Putin
MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced compensations for the families of Russian soldiers killed or injured in Ukraine.
"All family members of our servicemen killed during the special military operation in Ukraine will be paid statutory insurance coverage and a lump sum payment, that's 7,421,000 rubles. Also, a monthly compensation will be paid to every family member of the dead," Putin told the permanent members of the Russian Security Council via videoconference on Thursday.
The president also announced extra payouts for the families of the dead.
"I consider it necessary to establish an additional payout of five million rubles for every family of a dead serviceman the Defense Ministry and other security service personnel and employees participating in the special operation," he said.
Payments also will be made to those injured, he said.
"I also think an additional payout of 3 million rubles should be set for Defense Ministry service personnel and other security service personnel and employees participating in the operation, who were injured," Putin said.