Putin has demanded to pay military retirees 5 thousand.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at meeting with members of the security Council in the Kremlin. 8 November 2016

Military retirees, and civilian, must provide a one-time cash payment of 5 thousand rubles, said President Vladimir Putin. He asked the government to amend the bill, “this measure of support has touched all categories of pensioners, including the military and other similar groups”, reports “Interfax”.

“Such opportunities we have, the budget has appropriate resources,” Putin said at a meeting with members of the security Council, noting that he had discussed this issue with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Military pensioners “fell” from the bill, although the government agreed that a lump sum payment needs to all categories of pensioners, he said.

“I understand that the logic of the authors of this bill: 24 million about the average pension for military pensioners, thousand 13 in the civilian sector. Nevertheless, we are told that this measure will apply to all categories. We cherish the fact that we’re talking about, and people know that we strive to accomplish the maximum of what we promise” he explained.

Changes must be made “promptly” to the beginning of the year military retirees have already received the payment, said Putin and Medvedev.

That military retirees won’t receive payment in 5 thousand rubles., in late October, wrote RBC. The draft law on lump sum payments, which prepared the Ministry were mentioned only recipients of pensions according to the Pension Fund. Military retirees who receive pensions from the Ministry of defence and other security agencies, was not there. The number of recipients of military pensions in 2017, according to Finance Ministry 2.58 million people.

Russian pensioners must receive payment in 5 thousand rubles at the beginning of 2017. It has become a substitute for incomplete indexation of pensions in 2016 (they increase by only 4% instead of the 12.9 percent the size of last year’s inflation). At the same rate in 2016 has been indexed and military pensions.

Putin on Tuesday said that the government “in recent years, doing everything in order to index military pensions as planned on the previous… solutions”.