South Asia and Beyond

Russia To Spend Billions In Separatist-Held Ukraine

Russia will be spending $12 billion in parts of eastern Ukraine now held by separatists it is backing. Documents published by Radio Free Europe’s Ukraine service claimed that much of the money would be spent in Donetsk and Luhansk, controlled by the separatists since 2014. Apparently, nearly three million people live here and a significant number are pensioners.