Russian President, Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that create special fund to support soldiers fighting in Ukraine and their families.
The decree in support of the “Defenders of the Fatherland” was published on the official government website.
The development is “aimed at ensuring a decent life” for soldiers involved in the Ukraine offensive, and for their partners and children, according to the decree.
According to a report, Putin announced the support measure at the Federal Assembly on February 21, almost a year after he sent Russian troops to Ukraine.
“Our duty is to support the families that have lost their loved ones and to help them raise their children and give them an education and a job,” Putin said at the time.
The fund should “bring targeted, personalized assistance to the families of fallen fighters, as well as veterans of the special military operation,” he said in February.
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