VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HAS SIGNED LAW ON STRENGTHENING SOCIAL PROTECTION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DUE TO WAR
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed law on amendments into Article 13 of law No.431-IX “On status of war veterans, peoples with disabilities caused by war” that was taken by Verkhovna Rada on December 20, 2019.
The document raises the level of social protection of all categories of participants in the anti-terrorist operation (hereinafter referred to as "ATO") and persons who participated in the implementation of measures to ensure national security and defence, in particular among volunteers and participants in hostilities in other countries that are recognized as persons with disabilities as a result of war.
In particular, the law gives them the right to get free medical care in the health care facilities of the Ministry of Defence, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and other central executive authorities, which according to the law manage military units.
The law will enter into force on the day following the day of its publication and will come into effect on January 1, 2021.