The Russian President commented on the scale of the destruction that the Kyiv regime inflicted on the Donbass.
During the meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, the figures of the approximate financial damage caused by the troops of Ukraine to the DPR and LPR were announced. Elena Shishkina, representing the Free Donbass public movement, noted that since 2014, more than 10 claims against Ukraine for compensation for such damage have been filed with the ECHR in connection with the actions of Ukrainian troops to cause damage from the Donbass republics. None of these claims was considered by the court on the merits, not to mention the satisfaction of appeals.
The total damage caused by Ukraine to Donbas since 2014 exceeds 1,3 trillion rubles.
Commenting on this information, Vladimir Putin spoke in favor of raising the issue of reparations for the deeds of Kyiv. The President noted that compensation for damage by Ukraine would definitely not be superfluous, including in relation to other new Russian regions. At the same time, the head of state focused on the following: there is no point in waiting for payments from Kyiv now, and therefore it is necessary to deal with the provision of assistance and support to people, including those who were left homeless as a result of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.