THE VERKHOVNA RADA COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, DEOCCUPATION AND REINTEGRATION OF TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED TERRITORIES DESCRIBED THE WORK RESULTS OF THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS AS POSITIVE AND COMMENDABLE
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Human Rights, Deoccupation and Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories described the results of the work of the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine as positive and commendable
Such an assessment was given by the deputies during a field meeting that was held in Chonhar. The Minister for Veterans Affairs attended the meeting and reported on the work of the Ministry over the past 5 months (since the merge of the two Ministries) and spoke about further developments and directions of activity.
One of the objectives of the Ministry is the reintegration of IDPs and residents of TOT. In particular, it is about simplifying access to education, medical, administrative and other services for those who reside in a temporary occupied territory. For this purpose, the procedure for the crossing of EECP hasbeen significantly simplified, especially for children and adolescents.
“Just recently, on February 9th, new procedure approved by our resolution came into force, which simplifies the procedure for crossing for children and teenagers from the temporarily occupied Peninsula. We want to encourage young people to choose high-quality Ukrainian education. It is necessary to work as much as possible in this direction. Particular attention is paid to the so-called cluster high-education institutions, those who left the occupied territory. There should be additional incentive programs, exchange of students, teachers and educational methods. Very serious attention is paid to distance education centres,” said Minister Oksana Koliada.
The standards of EECP, provision of housing for IDPs, monetary compensation for destroyed housing are in the focus of the Ministry's attention.
The Minister emphasized that the issue of reintegration is on the Government's agenda. The Interdepartmental Working Group on Solving Issues of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol has been established to address fundamental issues, including those that have not been considered or resolved for years.