the Decision about direct payments during a pandemic was not unanimous, this idea was the opponents, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview with Paul Zarubino.
According to the head of state, “some colleagues” felt that it would be enough to support affected sectors of the economy, but the President decided that this is the wrong approach in this situation only support the business a little, “have to support the people directly.”
“Because as a business there acting a hundred percent we can’t guarantee that. There are different heads of enterprises, owners, — said Vladimir Putin. — Therefore people should be supported, and parallel – to- business”.
once started, a pandemic, experts said that the main issue in socio-economic sphere will be unemployment, said the President. Saving jobs is a key link in the system to support the real sector of the economy, and help give to those businesses that retain jobs and salaries.
“And, finally, direct assistance to citizens: payments for children from 3 to 7 years, and then all without exception to families with children up to 16 years. It also aims to support Russian families,” Putin added.
According to him, “this whole set of measures” in terms of health, social, and economic – was “quite slim”.
“somewhere, probably, there were some problems, some enterprises were not included, I know about it, the list of victims, and in fact are such. But the government all this will be finalized,” — said the head of state.
a Special edition of the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” will be broadcast on 28 June at 22:00 on TV channel “Russia 1”.