The Ministry for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine hosted a meeting of the Interagency Commission on issues related to the recognition of persons as deprived of freedom as a result of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine. The Commission was established within the Ministry.
"Today, 65 persons of those who were liberated on December 29, 2019, were granted this status. They will receive financial assistance from the State in the amount of UAH 100,000 at the beginning of next week," said the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Oksana Koliada.
The Commission reviewed the packages of documents and decided to grant 57 civilians and 10 militarymen such a status.
Apart from representatives of the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, the Commission comprises representatives of other agencies, including the law enforcement bloc and representatives of public organizations dealing with the problem of persons unlawfully deprived of their liberty.
It should be noted, on February 19, the corresponding CMU Resolution was adopted.
In addition, since December 29, the Ministry for Veterans Affairs has been providing support and assistance to civilians released from captivity. In particular, 64 civilians underwent comprehensive diagnostics and treatment in a number of medical institutions, were provided psychological support and legal advice. The Ministry for Veterans Affairs coordinated the work of the relevant institutions to renew the documents of those who had lost them during their captivity. Hence, 23 of 25 Ukrainians already received the passports and other certificates they needed.