According to and.about. mayor of a city in the Zaporozhye region controlled by Russian troops, now in circulation in Berdyansk is mainly hryvnia. Saulenko added that the city authorities will apply to Russia for financial assistance
Berdyansk administration building
The authorities of Berdyansk (Zaporozhye region of Ukraine) have prepared for the transition to the payment of salaries and pensions in Russian rubles, said the appointed after the transition of the city under control of the Russian military acting. mayor Alexander Saulenko to Russian and foreign journalists, TASS reports.
“We are planning to pay pensions and salaries in rubles, at the moment the hryvnia is still in circulation for the most part. But trade enterprises and entrepreneurs, we worked with them, and they responded, — Saulenko said. He explained that pensions will be paid from the budget, which is currently being formed.
The authorities offer entrepreneurs to obtain a license and pay tax to the budget. “What concerns subsidies— we will turn to Russia for help to help us with financing, because the city budget at the moment cannot provide all payments,— he added.
According to Saulenko, the city is “returning to peaceful life,” and “even cafes and entertainment moments are present.” The police began to work in Berdyansk, utilities are also doing their job. The only problem with acting The mayor named gas: due to an accident on a gas pipeline in Mariupol, a gas pipeline was damaged, he explained. Saulenko said that Russia had promised to help and this problem would probably be resolved in the near future.
From February 24, Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine, the goals of which President Vladimir Putin called the protection of the population of Donbass, as well as ” “demilitarization and denazification” neighboring state. Putin stressed that Moscow's plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories.
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Berdyansk came under the control of Russian troops on February 28, after which Saulenko became acting. mayor. Oleksandr Svidlo, who was removed from this position, participated in a meeting of the Zaporozhye Regional Military Administration on April 20.
Earlier, the authorities of the Kherson region, also under the control of the Russian military, announced the transition to the ruble from May 1.
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