Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
addressed to the Chairman of the State Service for ATO
Veterans and Participants to involve volunteer organization in the activity of
the State Service in the regions. He stated this at a Government’s meeting, on
Tuesday, March 31.
"I know that
you're doing your utmost in order to provide Ukrainian soldiers, who returned
from the ATO area, with state aid," the Prime
However, he has
stressed that the main thing in this work "is not to follow the path of
the standard restrictive approaches."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has suggested that instead of creating divisions
of the State Service in every region we should make "agents not regional
or district administrations, not new bureaucratic structure, but volunteer
organizations." He has noted that Ukraine has the widespread volunteer
movement, and thus we shouldn’t spend money on officials, but attract
volunteers "who supported ATO participants, were
and are actively involved in supporting Ukrainian servicemen": "This
will yield more effective results."
The Prime Minister appealed to the Chairman of the State Service for ATO Veterans and Participants Arthur Derevianko
and stressed the need to change the structure of the service: "There is no
need to create in each region a large administrative structure that won't do
anything positive to us."
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk
commissioned Arthur Derevianko to organize an international conference to attract
certain assistance from our western partners: "Just set clear goals – what
we want to receive as an assistance - and prepare an
international conference to tackle needed aid for the Ukrainian Armed Forces
and anti-terror operation members to be provided by our western donors and
The chairman of the State Service for ATO
Veterans and Participants reported that such a conference had been scheduled
for September this year. The Prime Minister stressed the need to speed up the