Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting on July 23 dedicated to the problem of housing for internally displaced persons who defended the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
"The state must provide housing for ATO/JFO veterans who are internally displaced persons. There are now about 3,000 people in the country who defended Ukraine and lost their homes as a result of Russian armed aggression. This issue needs to be addressed gradually. This year we have to provide with housing at least 400 veteran migrants," the Prime Minister stressed.
The Prime Minister instructed the Ministry for Veterans Affairs and the Ministry of Finance to study the issue of increasing the state budget expenditures by UAH 282 million under the program 1511050 "Subvention from the state budget to local budgets for the payment of monetary compensation for housing for internally displaced persons who defended the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine…" That will allow the Government to provide housing for 414 people this year (including 220 people - through additional allocations).
The meeting was attended by Minister for Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina, Minister for Communities and Territories Development Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister of Defense Andrii Taran, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.