Russia is funding the unrecognized republics in the Donbass in several lines: the gas and the coal schemes, the military line and the direction of social payments.
Russia is financing the self-proclaimed republics LNR and DND on several schemes. This was stated by former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev during a break in the Obolon district court of Kyiv, reports UNN.
"There are different funding lines LDNR, for example, gas and coal schemes. There is a line of financing of the military. There is a line of financing under the Russian Ministry of the economy, associated with social benefits in these areas," — said Ponomarev.
Recall, a former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev said that the fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych received $1 billion for Ukraine's refusal from the Association with the European Union.