As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine TV channel, 237 deputies supported the bill No. 3252 "On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine regarding pension coverage of specific categories of persons from among the anti-terrorist operation participants" in the second reading and as a whole.
The bill stipulates for granting the right for men aged 55+ having at least 25-year qualifying period and women aged 50+ having at least 20-year qualifying period to take early retirement, including:
- Servicemen, law enforcement agencies' commanding officers, and rank and file who were directly involved in the anti-terrorist operation, as well as those who have become disabled as a result of an illness taken in the course of the ATO;
- Combatants, members of volunteer formations organized to protect independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, who took part in the ATO or contributed to its execution being directly in the ATO area provided that these volunteer formations later became detachments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard or other military or law enforcement agency established in accordance with Ukrainian legislation;
- War-disabled veterans who became disabled due to injury or concussion received in the course of the ATO or when they were contributing to its execution being directly in the ATO area as part of a volunteer formation provided that this formation later became a detachment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard or other military or law enforcement agency established in accordance with Ukrainian legislation, as well as members of volunteer detachments performing anti-terrorist tasks in conjunction with them;
- Wives/husbands (if not remarried), and parents of persons who died (were killed) in the course of the ATO.
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