CABINET MEMBERS AND PARLIAMENTARIANS CONSIDERED PROBLEMATIC ASPECTS OF THE FRONT-LINE ZONE DURING A WORKING VISIT TO DONBAS
Cabinet members, in particular the Deputy Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine on European Integration Oleksii Ilyashenko, and deputies discussed the issue of providing drinking water, electricity, medical, educational and other government services during a working trip to the East of Ukraine
Deputies and cabinet members recon the frontline territories, enterprises and villages on the contact line, EECPs and finally held offsite meetings of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Human Rights, Deoccupation and Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories in Donetsk, Luhansk Oblasts and Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations on October 23 and 25 in Kramatorsk and Sievierodonetsk.
«A trip to the East of Ukraine, where ongoing war is very close and where the largest number of internally displaced persons are concentrated, helped to study - see, feel - the most acute problems of the residents, communities and local authorities. This is a serious basis for the formation of an effective state policy by the Ministry, and by people's deputies - improving the legislation on the observance of the rights of citizens of Ukraine who are internally displaced persons and residents of temporarily occupied territories», ‒ noted Oleksii Ilyashenko.
He also added that the Ministry for Veterans Affairs is now actively working on a number of projects and programs that will simplify the process of crossing the contact line through EECP, and will also help attract young people living in TOT to educational institutions in Ukraine.
Representatives of the Ministry and Committee members in 5 days visited Mariupol, Shyrokyne, Volnovakha, Shchastya, Krasnohorivka, EECP «Novotroitske» and «Stanytsia Luhanska», held a series of meetings in Kramatorsk and Sievierodonetsk with heads of local authorities, communities and important enterprises of the region.
«We personally saw and heard about those things that concern both residents of the region and local authorities. Undoubtedly, this will help us to determine the priority steps of our legislative activity», ‒ said the Head of the committee, Dmitry Lubinets.
Photo report from a working visit can be found in our Media Gallery