THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMISSION RESUMED PAYMENTS FOR RELEASED FROM CAPTIVITY UKRAINIANS AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL BEHIND BARS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine (The Ministry for Reintegration) resumed the work of the Interdepartmental Commission for consideration of issues related to the recognition of persons deprived of liberty as a result of armed aggression against Ukraine and the implementation of measures aimed at their social protection.
During the meeting, the Interdepartmental Commission adopted a decision to allocate monetary assistance to Ukrainian citizens. In particular, 10 families of Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned by the Russian Federation, who are currently behind bars, will receive payments for legal assistance in the amount of UAH 100 000. In addition, another 18 Ukrainian citizens released from Russian captivity were recognized by the Interdepartmental Commission as those, who were imprisoned as a result of armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine. All of them will also receive monetary assistance worth UAH 100 000 each from the state.
“The allocation of these funds should help in resolving issues of legal protection, housing maintenance, employment, physical and psychological rehabilitation, and other rights and needs of Ukrainian citizens released from captivity and families of those Ukrainian citizens who are still behind bars in the Russian Federation or territories temporarily occupied by Russia. The resumption of monetary assistance in this regard is crucial,” said Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Ihor Yaremenko.
He also noted that the decision to allocate funds is in fact an additional instrument of public capture of responsibility of the Russian Federation as an aggressor state, for violation of rights of Ukrainian citizens and their subsequent restoration at the level of institutions of the European Court of Human Rights.