Within 5 years Ukraine is facing unprecedented challenges, fighting for its right for choice and transformation. But despite all the hardship, we must be sensitive to the problems of people who in due time bore the brunt of those events.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during a regular meeting with representatives of the Initiative Group of Victims/Wounded in the Maidan Events public association. The association unites the people who took an active part in the events of the Revolution of Dignity, including the members of the families of those who died during the Revolution.
The participants paid the tribute to those who died in the Maidan events and in the east of Ukraine with a minute of silence.
"I understand the grief of the families who have lost their relatives. There is no time bar. But life continues, and we must be sensitive to those issues that are relevant today... We face the challenge - to build a strong state so that nobody encroaches on our freedom and our territory", said Volodymyr Groysman. "The fight continues. And in this fight, we have to win."
Speaking about the social aspect of issues related to veterans, first of all, the Revolution of Dignity and members of their families, the Head of Government noted that all planned cash payments had been made. Moreover, a number of social initiatives in education and healthcare sector have been implemented. "We have also established the Ministry for Veterans’ Affairs. And its leader - Iryna Friz – expressed commitment to building the systematic work of the Ministry and a dialogue with veteran organizations".
Representatives of the Initiative Group thanked the Government for the active support for the Maidan participants and noted that within two years an effective system of protecting the interests of citizens had been shaped.
As a result of the meeting, it was decided to start working on comprehensive legislative initiatives for veterans.