Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a decree providing for living and working conditions for hundreds of thousands of people who have left Ukraine for Russia since Moscow’s military intervention in the neighboring country.
Ukrainian passport holders from the pro-Russian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk will be able to stay in Russia “without time limit”. Ukrainians had a maximum stay of 90 days every six months and needed special permission to work.
In addition, they would have the “right to exercise a professional activity without asking for express authorization” according to the decree establishing a monthly payment equal to 170 dollars (3,405 pesos) for those who have been forced to leave Ukraine since 18 last February. to benefit from this subsidy, they will have to declare their presence, their photograph and their fingerprints as well as tests for drug consumption and detection of infectious diseases.
Putin also announced monthly social benefits for displaced Ukrainian pensioners, who would also receive $170 per month, and pregnant women would receive a one-time payment of $340 (6,807 pesos) for childbirth.
Meanwhile, Russia last night blocked agreement on the outcome document to amend the UN treaty, seen as a pillar of nuclear disarmament. Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine is under Russian control.
“Unfortunately, there is no consensus on this document,” said Igor Vishnevsky, deputy director of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, who pointed out that many countries do not did not agree with the latest version of the document. ,
NATO warns against Russian presence in Arctic
The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, announced the day before yesterday that the increase in the Russian presence in the Arctic is a “strategic challenge for the whole alliance”.
“Russia has established a new Arctic Command. It opened hundreds of new and Soviet-era military sites, including airfields and deep-sea ports. It also serves as the region’s test bed for many of its new weapon systems. uses,” explained Stoltenberg after visiting Canada’s northernmost regions for the first time.
He said that with the upcoming inclusion of Finland and Sweden in the North Atlantic, seven of the eight Arctic states would be members of NATO and assured that “the shortest route to North America for Russian missiles would be the North Pole”, which makes it a central theme. Review these positions.