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 "Ukraine will not finance terrorism and pay pensions to militants who fire at our guys," - Vice Prime Minister Rozenko on social payments at occupied territories

Ukraine will be able to fulfill all of its social obligations to people who remain in temporarily occupied territories after full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

This was announced by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko on air of 5 Channel, Censor.NET informs citing the Cabinet's press service.

"The government's stance is clear and definite: we do our best to enhance social protection of displaced persons, to provide social aid to these people in time and in full. But two issues have to be separated here: aid to real displaced persons and financing those who remain in temporarily occupied territories," Rozenko explained.

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"Unfortunately, a problem persists with financing those who remain in temporarily occupied territories. Not Ukrainian laws, but the occupational regime is in effect there. Ukraine's effective legislation provides that a person is eligible for payments only after moving for permanent residence in the territory controlled by Ukrainian government. We need to know who we pay pensions to.

"Ukraine will not finance members of terrorist groups. We cannot pay pensions, including military ones, to those militants who fire at our guys - that's unacceptable!" the vice prime minister stressed.

"Ukraine will be able to fulfill all of its social obligations to people who remain in temporarily occupied territories after full implementation of the Minsk agreements, after Ukrainian rule of law is restored there, after Ukrainian territorial integrity is restored. All of the payments are being allocated and accumulated, so as soon as a person moves for permanent r esidence in the territory controlled by Ukraine and receives a status of a displaced person, he or she receives all of the payments in full," Rozenko noted.

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Earlier, the number of claims regarding decreased pension payments had risen sharply in occupied Crimea.

 
 
 
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