#AceFinanceNews – Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Labour and Social Protection Minister Maksim Topilin to raise pensions of Crimea’s residents to the Russian level.
“All citizens of Russia should be put in equal conditions,” he said on Wednesday.
At the moment, Crimea’s pensions are two times lower. There are 677,000 pensioners in Crimea and Sevastopol.
On Tuesday, Russia signed the agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
#AceFinanceNews – Moscow – March 19 – Transition of banks operating in Crimea from the payment system of the National Bank of Ukraine to that of the Central Bank of Russia will be not difficult, although Russia has had no such precedents before, former Central Bank of Russia deputy chairman Konstantin Korishchenko told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
Transition of Crimea’s banks under control of the Russian regulator will proceed painlessly, as “the system of correspondent relations exists between banks and any payments can be carried out within this system for a rather long time,” he said, adding that there would be no difficulties with personnel training.
Moreover, the transition process would create no reasons for curtailing business of certain banks, he said. #ANS2014