Donetsk, Oct 9 — DAN. Pensions have been recalculated under Russian norms for more than 310,000 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic, regional Deputy Prime Minister Larisa Tolstykina said on Monday.

“The work to review pensions under Russian laws was launched on March 1, 2023, ” Tolstykina said. “As of now, payments have been recalculated for almost 310,000 pensioners.”

Earlier reports said that Russia’s Social Fund would allocate more than 16 trillion rubles for the payment of pensions and benefits in 2024.

On February 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law on pensions in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The law launched the transition to the Russian pension system starting March 1. The persons eligible for pensions are women and men who have reached the retirement age of 58 and 63, respectively, and have Russian passport with residence registration.*jk