THE GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED A DRAFT DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT ON PROVIDING LEVKO LUKIANENKO GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIP TO 11 MORE POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE KREMLIN
Today, on 19 June 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the second time decided to approve the draft Decree of the President on obtaining LevkoLukianenko government fellowship, which is regulated by Decree of the President of Ukraine from 7th of November 2018 No. 417/2018 «On LevkoLukianenko government fellowship»
The decision on the approval of the draft Decree of the President on providingLevkoLukianenko government fellowship to 11 more Ukrainians, who by virtue of their social and political activities, defending the interests and sovereignty of Ukraine in the occupation, were illegally kept or continue to be kept in jail in the Russian Federation, the occupied part of Donbas and Crimea.
Vadym Chernysh, Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine:
«By the decision to support MTOT initiative to provide fellowship to Kremlin captives, the Government once again demonstrates that Ukraine is a legal state and cares about its civilians, wherever they are».
The fellowship in the amount of 3 living wages will be paid during the entire period of illegal detaining, as well as one year after liberation.
Developed by MTOT and approved by Government the draft Decree of the President on the awarding of fellowship will be submitted to the President of Ukraine. After the final decision, MTOT will provide the necessary payments.
It is necessary to note that this is the second decision on the awarding of LevkoLukianenko government fellowship. For the first time, the draft Decree of the President on the awarding of such fellowships for 6 people was signed on 17 May 2019. MTOT has already begun to conduct payments for the implementation of this Decree of the President.