Donetsk, Jun 28 - DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic Pension Fund paid more than 18 billion rubles to the Republic’s residents in the first six months of this year, the DPR Labour and Social Policy Ministry press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“As of June 28, 2018, the Fund had paid 18,321,100,000 rubles worth of retirement benefits to 668,300 DPR residents,” the press service said.

The  payment of June pensions worth over three billion rubles has been completed, the Ministry said.

On June 13, 2018, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko signed a decree on a 10-percent pension increase effective from July 1, 2018.*jk