(QHA) -

Moscow may expand the program of rehabilitation of Crimean peoples, who suffered repression during the WW II.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced this at the meeting of the Council for Inter-Ethnic Relations on Thursday.

“We are going to think of it together,” – Putin said responding to a proposal of the president of the Federal National Cultural Autonomy of Greeks in Russia Ivan Savvidi, who said that ethnic Greeks could return to Crimea from southeast Ukraine under Putin’s rehabilitation decree and a separate state program.

“We have only one question linked to the return. The volumes of finances limited by budget opportunities - Putin added. A political, moral and socio-economic rehabilitation is under way,” – he stressed.

On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the rehabilitation of ethnic minorities who suffered during the repression of the Stalin era.