The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a decision
on granting the right for free legal aid to citizens who apply for the status
of an ATO participant and to the displaced persons. Moreover, on initiative of
the Government there was readied a bill envisaging an increase of the sum for
the low income families, who have the right for free legal assistance in the
amount of one to two subsistence wages. First Deputy Minister of Justice
Natalia Sevostyanova announced this today during a
press conference at the Cabinet of Ministers.
She also noted that throughout approximately 2 months of operation
the free legal assistance centres had provided an advocate to over 2.200 citizens
for legal aid in court.
Advisor to the Minister of Justice Dmytro
Storozhuk stressed that there is no doubt that the reform
"Such a large number of requests shows that citizens
really need this help," he stressed.