Government of Ukraine sets up the State Service of Ukraine on ATO Veterans and
Participants. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated on Monday,
August 11, following a visit of the Main military medical clinical centre in
Kyiv, in which ATO participants undergo treatment.
Yatsenyuk stressed that by now about 50 thousand soldiers and officers appear
participants in the antiterrorist operation: "Thousands are wounded. Many
families were left without a breadwinner".
to him, the service should ensure, in particular social protection of ATO
veterans and participants, including their registration, employment, medical
and psychological rehabilitation, as well as the providing housing for those
families that were left without a breadwinner.
head of Government noted that he had met with the parliamentary factions on the
issue of creation of this State Service. According to him, the idea of the
Government was to set up a separate Ministry for ATO Veteran Affairs, however
it did not gain support of MPs of Ukraine: "We decided – let’s set up a
PM made a proposal to a post of the head of this state service and noted that
the Government has several candidates to propose: "We wish the chief of
this service was a direct participant in the anti-terrorist operation, who was
engaged in warfare there, has relevant experience, established reputation and
addition, the Government has decided to allocate funds for prosthetic care for
those soldiers who were seriously wounded in the anti-terrorist operation.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed with a request to
private clinics to help in the rehabilitation of ATO participants: "A
lion's share of funds for treatment abroad is transferred by volunteers.
Therefore, certain funding will be given by the government, certain funding is
made by people, and I hope that private clinics will also help the families and
Head of Government also reminded that two months before the Cabinet of Ministers
took a decision to provide housing for the families of those soldiers who died
in the course of antiterrorist operations if such families lack proper housing
conditions: "In general the list enumerates over 400 families by
for the maintenance of ATO participants, the Head of the Government noted that
there are problems with ensuring territorial defense. Arseniy Yatseniuk said
that he would have a meeting on this issue with the Ministry of Defense:
"We have allocated billions of funds, we were personally engaged in the
matters of the National Guard, so they are equipped
"one hundred percent". It is perfect that new equipment is being
delivered to the Defense Ministry and directly to the regular troops. But
territorial defense troops are also fighting, and therefore it is unacceptable,
when military commanders ignore territorial defense units – there is no need in
providing with funds, equipment".
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Minister for Social Policy Liudmyla Denisova visited the
Main military medical clinical centre in Kiev. The PM talked to soldiers who
undergo treatment in the Neurosurgical Department of the Neurosurgery and
Neurology Clinic of the Centre, and also to the members of families of the ATO
participants and volunteers.