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IR Summary: LDPR cities slide into poverty and chaos, Russia cut funding

Operational data of the Information Resistance group

Socio-economic situation in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine

Due to a significant reduction in the volume of targeted financial transfers from the Russian Federation, the occupation administration continues the process of “optimization” of the budget expenditures in the occupied territories. In the near future, the leadership of the so-called “DPR” plans a significant reduction in the number of medical workers in medical institutions in the territory under its control.

Despite a significant shortage of qualified medical workers, the leadership of the occupiers decided to reduce about 1,000 posts in medical institutions of the “republic”, including those already occupied. This decision is motivated by the supposedly “minimal workload” of medical facilities by patients.

In the process of “optimization” and reduction of the budget expenditures in the educational and medical fields, the occupation administration plans to use the data of the so-called “census of population”. According to the plan of the invaders, numbers of “census” will be the main reason for reducing the number of specialists in this category, supposedly in accordance with the “real” population of the “republic”.

In addition, the occupation administration plans to use the “data” of this “census” to identify and illegally remove housing from citizens of Ukraine who have left the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. It is planned to transfer all illegally seized housing to the so-called “DPR housing funds” for further distribution among the “servicemen of the People’s Militia”, “public servants” and “Russian specialists providing assistance to the republic.”

In the occupied territories the so-called the administration continues to experience personnel problems. In certain branches and spheres of daily activity, they acquire the features of collapse. So, in the structure of the so-called “Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPR” due to the low level of financial and logistical support, the shortage of personnel reached 78% of the staffing level. This situation contributes to the fact that the occupation authorities are simply not able to provide an appropriate level of civil protection for the population, as well as at least an acceptable level of fire safety of the population.

At the state-owned coal enterprise “Centrougol” in the so-called “LPR” (which includes 5 mines), the outflow of qualified personnel continues due to the company’s chronic wage arrears (about 1.5 million rubles). For the first half of this year, more than 430 people quit the enterprise. According to the recognition of the “leaders” of this enterprise, the situation with the personnel “causes certain concerns.”

As part of the ongoing “optimization” of the budget expenditures, the occupying authorities of the so-called “DPR” began to form special “pension commissions” on the basis of local structural units of the so-called “DPR pension fund” in individual settlements in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region.

The main task of these bodies of the occupation administration will be “determining the appropriateness of pension payments” to local pensioners. In the case of “identifying pensioners receiving pension payments in the DPR and living in Ukraine,” such citizens will be deprived of “pension payments of the DPR”. As part of this action, it is also planned to introduce accounting and control over the crossing of the demarcation line by local pensioners and the time spent by them in the territory controlled by Ukraine.

In the village of Kalmiuskoye in the temporarily occupied territory, only 2 from 4 wells of the local water intake remained operational (2 others were out of order in April and September of this year). As a result, the “hourly” water supply to household consumers was introduced in the village. The so-called “head of administration” of the village, M. Vinokurov, told local residents that more than 1 million Russian rubles are needed to restore the wells (repair equipment), which are currently not available in the village’s budget.

For fear of falling under international sanctions, the Russian state-owned company Russian Railways organized the smuggling of goods to the occupied territories of the Donetsk region of Ukraine, as well as from there to the territory of the Russian Federation, using several gasket companies (Gas Alliance Campaign, Center for Effective Logistic Solutions and a number of others), as well as using the Uspenskaya railway station in the Rostov Region, where wagons belonging to Russian Railways are allegedly “defending” officially.

In fact, the number of wagons at the Russian railway station in Uspenskaya per day can reach about 5200-5300 units. All of them are used in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine for the transport of goods at this time (smuggling traffic can reach 300-350 rail cars per day).



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