DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER - MINISTER FOR REINTEGRATION OF TOT OLEKSII REZNIKOV ON THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EECP DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
The Ministry for Reintegration proposes that during the quarantine period the need to confirm the presence of internally displaced persons in the Government controlled territory temporarily should not be applied so that pensioners can receive pensions in peace after the quarantine.
This will not only reduce the flow of possibly infected Ukrainian citizens through the EECP in Donbas and Kherson Oblast, but will also protect them, primarily - the elderly persons, for whom coronavirus is the most dangerous.
This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
“Today, the NSDC has taken appropriate decisions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Medics still consider the most effective preventive means to limit movements and reduce the number of contacts.
The statistics shows that elderly persons are in the greatest risk.
As of now IDPs must confirm their actual presence in the Government controlled territory. Otherwise, after 60 days, they may be deprived of their IDP status by the relevant authorities. And under normal conditions it is reasonable. But we have a force majeure.
The law stipulates that for justified reasons, the norm of mandatory confirmation of presence does not apply. We propose to officially consider quarantine as a justified reason. Now the Ministry for Reintegration is preparing draft amendments to regulatory documents.
“People will be able to safely receive their pensions or social benefits when the danger is eliminated,” noted Reznikov.
We shall recall that a there are more than 1 million EECP crossings recorded monthly in Donbas.