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  • Legal aid provision enabled almost 15 million Ukrainians to receive free legal services, says Prime Minister
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 13 February 2019 12:22

    The Government's policy seek to introduce permanent legal assistance to Ukrainians allowed nearly 15 million citizens to receive high-quality legal support. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced this during presentation of the report of the Government’s activities in 2018. The presentation of the report has become one of the topics of the Government's meeting.

    "The  legal support program is incredibly important. The audience makes up about 15 million people. They have the opportunity to receive free legal support. The initiative #No child left behind is also incredibly important, spousal support arrears to the tune of UAH 4.6. billion were paid off to 555,000 children", the Prime Minister said.

    According to the Head of Government, the creation of the Supreme Anticorruption Court and the State Bureau of Investigations, National Agency on Corruption Prevention, National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes and implementation of the "Open Government Partnership" initiatives were also the result of a government policy on the rule of law and anti-corruption.

    Apart from that, the Head of Government placed a special emphasis on the issue of Ukraine's representation in the European Court of Human Rights. Recently, five inter-state affairs cases against Russia have been filed on human rights violations in Donbas and Crimea, political prisoners,  capturedsailors and kidnapping orphans and people with disabilities. In 2018 - two intergovernmental statements were filed against the Russian Federation.


    Today, February 13, the Prime Minister of Ukraine presented a report of the Government’s activities for 2018 - in strict conformity with the requirements of the legislation and within the framework of implementation of the policy of openness of the Government. The report will be submitted for consideration to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. According to the Prime Minister, the Government’s  report is not just a list of completed projects, but a peculiar retrospective of changes in Ukraine that resulted in stable economic growth of 12 quarters in a row, slowing inflation and increasing  capital investment. 957 industrial objects were built or reconstructed over the past year. The bellwethers of reforms were the civil service,  active development of e-governance, and  economic achievements allowed to invest in regional development projects in various sectors and implement large social programs in medicine and education sectors.

    Legal aid provision enabled almost 15 million Ukrainians to receive free legal services, says Prime Minister