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Monday, March 19, 2018

Yavlinsky proposed to leave the money in the budget, and not in Syria

The founder and Chairman of the Federal political Committee of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky announced the start of collecting signatures for Russia’s withdrawal from military conflicts. According to him, for half a year on military action in the middle East from the budget has been spent about 100 billion rubles.

photo: Lily Sharlovskoe

Grigory Yavlinsky came to Ryazan, to launch the nationwide campaign “Time to go home.” The politician started this work in the framework of the presidential campaign.

As told “Interfax” the head of the press service of the “Yabloko” Igor Yakovlev, the beginning of collection of signatures the party announced in 50 Russian cities. According to him, Apple urges end to allocate Federal funds “on the foreign policy ambitions and adventures, including the war in Syria.

So, during a meeting with residents of Ryazan Yavlinsky cited data according to which the Russian authorities during the half year Syrian campaign spent from the Treasury about 100 billion rubles.

“It’s 12 annual budgets of the Ryazan region, 12 years of life in a big semi-million city”, — the politician said, noting that on this money it was possible to increase the salaries of teachers, doctors and nurses.

The founder of the “Yabloko” also focused on how much Russia has lost money because of the sanctions. According to his estimates, the damage amounted to 9.5 trillion rubles.

During a straight line President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has lost from the sanctions regime 50-52 billion dollars, while the countries that imposed them, lost about $ 100 billion.

The head of state expressed confidence that the restrictions of the West did not affect the state of the Russian economy drastically. More important, he said, was the fall in oil prices.

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