Donetsk, Mar 7 – DAN. DPR has started paying pensions in the liberated DPR areas.

On Monday, nearly 80 residents of Granitnoye will receive their payments.

Social benefits are expected to be paid starting March 10.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot