Putin Provides Housing for Ukrainian Military Who Remained in Crimea

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



On August 24th, on the Russian Official website, legal information on the decree of the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the provision of housing for the Ukrainian military personnel who in the spring of 2014 came over to the side of Russia was published.

“To Federal authorities of executive power, which supplies military service, for the military personnel – the citizens of the Russian Federation that are passing military service under the contract in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which were earlier serving in the military units of the Armed Forces deployed until March 18, 2014 in territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, in military formations and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, to provide residential premises,” it is said in the document.

Only the military personnel that are recognized as being “in need of improvement of living conditions” can apply for housing and will be put on the corresponding account. Subsequently they will be provided with money for purchase/construction of housing, or premises.

Decision-making on housing will also be influenced by the general duration of service, date of arrival for military service in Ukraine, the date of receiving of the first military rank of officer, and an expiration date of the military educational organization.

As a reminder, earlier the State Office of the Public Prosecutor of Ukraine called the commander of the Black Sea fleet of Russia for questioning.

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