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 Poroshenko Canceled Lifelong Benefits for Yushchenko, Lytvyn, Azarov, Marchuk and Other Ex-Officials

President Poroshenko repealed the Presidential Directives of 1992-2010 years on financial security and protection of senior government officials both former and working at that period of time.

The Decree of August 4, which is available on the official website of the President removes classified status and cancels the action of the orders of June 7, 1996, "On the maintenance and security of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Marchuk," July 11, 1997 "On the maintenance and security of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko," June 18, 2001 "on the maintenance and security of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko," Censor.NET reports.

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The order dated June 10, 2002, "On the material, household and health services for Mykola Azarov" (at that time Azarov headed the State Tax Administration) and the order dated January 12, 2005 "On the maintenance and security of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych" were also canceled. The action of the order of May 17, 2006 № 82 "On the lifetime allowance, medical, consumer, transport and other services provision to the former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn," was stopped. In addition, dozens of other ex-officials were deprived benefits. Earlier, Censor.NET reported that Poroshenko canceled a number of benefits to retired generals.

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