Irkutsk Governor pays 99% of compensation to victims after Putin’s departure

Irkutsk Governor pays 99% of compensation to victims after Putin’s departure
Sergey Levchenko

The region head has reported on his work.

Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko has reported on the payment of 99% of one-time compensation to victims of the flood in the Angara region. The head of the region made a statement a day after the departure of Vladimir Putin, who was extremely dissatisfied with the work of the local authorities.

In addition, according to Levchenko, 250 of the 300 flooded and destroyed roads have been restored. Of the 48 destroyed bridges, 46 have been repaired. Driving on the federal highway is open. Electricity and water supply has been restored.

“During the 18 days, 209 tons of water and about 170 tons of food was delivered,” Levchenko said.

Putin met with Irkutsk officials in Bratsk on Friday. He called the elimination of the flood consequences unsatisfactory and criticized the governor for poor information work with the population and the careless attitude to humanitarian aid, which Russians from other regions sent to the victims. In addition, the head of the state stressed that there should be no arrogance and rudeness towards people on the part of officials.

The flooding in the Irkutsk region began on June 26. 11 thousand houses were flooded. Twenty-five people died, seven are missing.

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