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.
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