Donetsk, Apr 2 - DAN.  The Donetsk People’s Republic Pension Fund paid more than ten billion rubles worth of retirement benefits in the first quarter of 2019, the DPR Labour and Social Policy Ministry press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“The DPR Pension Fund has paid over ten billion rubles to 672,2,000 pensioners in the first quarter of this year ,” the Ministry said in a report.

Retirement benefits are paid at the offices of Central Republican Bank and Donbass Post.

Earlier reports said that the DPR’s last year pension payments amounted to nearly 40 billion rubles.*jk