Donetsk, Dec 19 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have paid all pensions to citizens this year, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin said on Monday.

“We’ve heard the report on budget implementation in paying pensions and allowances, ” Pushilin said after a conference with the government and local authorities. “We have no pension debt.”

The officials also discussed house coal compensations requested by almost 39,000 people. Payments have been made to 85.4 percent of applicants, he added.

Earlier, DPR Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko said that the Republic had earmarked 70 percent of budget 2023 for wages, pensions and benefits.*jk