Today, an interdepartmental meeting on creating a reserve of state employees to work in the de-occupied territories of Ukraine was held chaired by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. This includes employees of the education and healthcare sectors.
The event was attended by Nataliia Aliushyna, Head of the National Agency on Civil Service, Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities.
The participants of the meeting noted that the information and communication system “Reserve for Civil Service in the De-occupied Territories” was launched on 3 July. Anyone can fill in a questionnaire on the reserve.nads.gov.ua platform and become part of the personnel reserve.
According to Nataliia Aliushyna, almost 350 people registered on the platform in the first week, and this number is constantly growing. To date, more than three hundred questionnaires have already been processed, meaning that these people have already been enrolled in the reserve.
Citizens can choose a region themselves. Almost 80% of them choose Crimea. However, other regions are also specified: Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In addition to restoring public services, it is also important to provide medical services in the liberated areas. The Ministry of Health is finalising an electronic register of health workers willing to work there.
The challenges that will arise after de-occupation also apply to the education sector. The first issue is the return of children to the national education system and the recognition of relevant documents obtained in the de-occupied territories.
Obviously, Ukraine will never recognise the diplomas of the occupiers, Iryna Vereshchuk stressed. At the same time, the official instructed the Ministry of Education and Science to develop a clear algorithm for recognising the professional qualifications of people who were forced to study and receive education under occupation.
“It is difficult to overestimate the relevance of the personnel reserve for our de-occupied territories. Citizens who joined the recovery reserve in the first days are evidence of their belief in the inevitable de-occupation of all Ukrainian territories. I would like to thank the Office of the President, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Parliament for their contribution to this process. I urge Ukrainians to apply to the reserve, choose their areas of interest and prepare to go to the liberated territories to restore the state and statehood there,” Iryna Vereshchuk concluded.