Payment of pensions and social benefits to residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will resume after Minsk agreements have been implemented in full. Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko said on air of Radio Svoboda [Liberty – ed.]
"Pensions to inhabitants of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are assigned in full amount. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian state is unable to pay pensions in the aforesaid territories. The only way to restore payments in the occupied territories is their complete de-occupation and resuming effect of Ukrainian laws and activity of Ukraine’s executive authorities", he said.
According to the Vice-Prime Minister, after restoring of its territorial integrity Ukraine is committed to fulfill all obligations and carry out all necessary payments of pensions and social benefits. "I reiterate – all pensions are alloclated, we have clear registries of those people who because of the actions of militants cannot get their money. And we guarantee that after the full implementation of Minsk agreements and restoring of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, all pensions and social benefits to the people who remained in the occupied territories, will be paid," said Pavlo Rozenko.