MIA lacks 50 bln rubles for crime control
The Ministry of Internal Affairs lacks almost 500 billion rubles for the implementation of the state program on public order and crime control within the next three years.
As the MIA spokeswoman Nadezhda Romashova told at the session of the State Duma's Budget Committee, the agency's shortfall for the state program implementation will exceed 156 billion rubles in 2017, 155 billion rubles in 2018, and 160 billion rubles in 2019.
RBC reports that, with these amounts, the lack of funding for crime control during the given period will amount to 472.3 billion rubles.
In 2017, it is planned to spend 671.4 billion rubles on war on crime, in 2018 — 668.6 billion rubles, and in 2019 — 666.7 billion.
According to Romashova, the issue of Ministry of Internal Affairs's budget deficit had been discussed by a special working group, but the problem of MIA financing has remained unresolved. As a result, the budget shortfall of the police will be addressed in the process of budget execution.
The Russian Government has significantly reduced resource provision of the crime control program compared to 2014's original plans. The Chamber of Accounts attributes these changes to the National Guard of Russia leaving the program, taking a part of provision for its tasks. According to the news agency, now the National Guard of Russia will be financed at the expense of non-program budgetary funds.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.