Donetsk, Mar 27 - DAN. Ninety-five large families and 13 World War II veterans living in Kiev-controlled Donbass areas have received one-time payments from the Donetsk People’s Republic since the beginning of this year, the DPR Labour and Social Policy Ministry reported on Tuesday.

“As of today, 108 people have received such payments; of those, 95 are large families representatives and another 13 are Great Patriotic War and World War II veterans,” the Ministry said.

The 2018 payments totalled 726,000 rubles.

The DPR began to pay one-time benefits to certain groups of citizens under the aegis of the humanitarian programme on February 15 2018.

Large family representatives (mother, father, guardian, adoptive parent) bringing up three or more children up to 18 years of age are entitled to welfare payments amounting to 6,000 rubles or 3,000 hryvnas. Great Patriotic War and World War II veterans, Leningrad siege survivors, the holders of the awards for the Defence of Leningrad and for the Defence of Sevastopol are entitled to 12,000 rubles or 6,000 hrivnas.*jk