The Government approved a draft
law to provide additional social protection to the participants of the
Revolution of Dignity. The document was developed in accordance with an order of
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the outcomes of the meeting
with an initiative group of victims on the Maidan.
Recall that during the meeting of Volodymyr Groysman with participants of the
Maidan events there were discussed the pressing problems of supporting the
wounded activists, in particular their social welfare provision, opportunities
for social rehabilitation, health resort treatment, including abroad, payment
of pecuniary aid. Following the meeting, the Prime Minister gave a series of
commissions to ministries to settle the outlined problems.
At its session on 18 January, the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine approved the draft law on amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the
status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection", developed
by the Ministry of Social Policy, which, in particular, stipulates for the
granting to Maidan participants the status of war veterans.
As was reported, during participation in the mass protests
in Ukraine through 21 November 2013 - 21 February 2014 for the European
integration and against the regime of V. Yanukovych nearly a thousand people
got bodily injuries.
The Law of Ukraine "On the status of war veterans,
guarantees of their social protection" envisages the provision to persons
who became disabled as a result of wounds, mutilations, contusions or other
injuries during participation in the Revolution of Dignity, the status of a war
At the same time, the vast majority of victims -
participants of these protests, who didn’t get disability, do not have a
legislatively regulated status. This makes it impossible for them to obtain
benefits provided for by the Law of Ukraine "On the status of war
veterans, guarantees of their social protection".
that, there remains unregulated the status of citizens who became invalids due
to injuries or other health damage received from explosives, ammunition and
military weapons on the territory of the anti-terror operation where the public
authorities exercise their powers, and the settlements located on the line of
proper social protection and guarantees to all of the above categories the
Ministry of Social Policy initiated the amendments to the Law of Ukraine
"On the status of war veterans, guarantees of their social
protection". Currently, the Government has supported the proposal.
provides that the Maidan protesters who got bodily injuries which did not lead
to disability fall into the category of war veterans. Moreover, citizens who
got a disability as a result of wounds during carrying out of the anti-terror
operation will be able to obtain the status of a war invalid.