Khusnullin announced the start of assistance in restoring the infrastructure of the LPR

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the first column of equipment and specialists from Russia has already arrived on the territory of the republic

Russia has begun to assist the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) in restoring infrastructure, the first column of equipment and specialists has already arrived in the region . This was stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin on his Telegram channel.

“We have begun active assistance to the LPR in restoring infrastructure! The first convoy of 70 vehicles and about 350 specialists arrived in the region today! The plans include the repair of housing, roads and infrastructure,»,— he wrote.

According to him, “this is only the first step.” He promised to continue to cooperate with the authorities of the republic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine in the early morning of February 24. According to him, the main goals of the operation— “demilitarization” and “denazification” Ukraine, as well as protecting the population of the republics of Donbass. Ukraine, in response, imposed martial law and announced mobilization.

On May 9, Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities Irek Fayzullin said that the Ministry of Construction was assessing the costs required to restore the infrastructure of Donbass. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky previously estimated the restoration of Ukraine's damaged infrastructure at $600 billion.

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Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly stated that foreign funds from the Bank of Russia, frozen as a result of sanctions, can be used to restore the country. The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine has estimated their size at $415 billion and asks Western partners to develop a mechanism for the confiscation of this money in favor of Kyiv. According to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, the West has frozen about $300 billion out of $640 billion in Central Bank reserves abroad.

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