Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman proposes to reform the State Service of Ukraine for War Veterans and Anti-Terrorist Operation Participants, to strengthen its activities and to actively approve decisions aimed to ensure necessary social protection of this category of citizens. The Head of Government made this statement during the Government session, commenting on the results of the meeting with representatives of veterans' organizations. According to the Prime Minister, fulfillment of their proposals for creation of a Ministry for Veterans will take time, but issues related to the social protections of veterans cannot remain unaddressed.
"I proposed an option which is efficient and viable to identify ways to solving veterans' problems and shaping policies," Volodymyr Groysman said. "In the coming weeks we could propose to reform (of the State Service for Veterans). I also suggested to put up a candidate (Head of the Service)."
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that he, as the Head of Government, will take an active part in shaping the necessary decisions designed to kick off the work of the State Service for Veterans and turn it into a powerful institution.