The Security Service of Ukraine has identified about 450,000 people illegally applying for social payments from the state budget as they actually live in the temporarily occupied territories.
Only 9% of the residents of the occupied Donbas applying for social benefits as internally displaced persons (IDPs) can receive such benefits.
The economic blockade of the uncontrolled areas is at odds with the statements of the Ukrainian authorities on the intention to integrate the territories in Ukraine.
Chornobyl cleanup workers and victims hold a rally outside the building of the Cabinet of Ministers in Kyiv.
The government has no plans to review the decision on suspension of the social payments in the territories of the Donbas controlled by terrorist groups.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved a temporary order of financing public institutions and the implementation of social benefits in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Government will carry out social benefits in some areas of the Donbas only after the illegal armed groups leave them.
The Day of Social Justice is celebrated today in Ukraine and the world. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that the implementation of the principles of social justice is a priority for the authorities.