At its meeting on July 22, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to allocate funds to compensate losses for the victims of fires in Luhansk and Zhytomyr regions, one-time financial assistance to the families of those killed and injured during the anti-terror operation, and recalculation of social assistance for children in need of additional care from the state.
The Government has allocated UAH 54.7 million for priority measures to eliminate the consequences of the emergency situation that took place in Luhansk region in July this year.
"Dozens of Ukrainians have lost their homes due to terrible fires in Luhansk region. We continue to help in a systematic and, most importantly, responsible manner. The largest amount of funding will be transferred to render financial assistance to the families of the victims and those people who need to rebuild their homes," stressed Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
Besides, the Government supported the decision to allocate an additional UAH 2.1 million resource in a bid to help victims of the fires in Zhytomyr region.
Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the allocation of funds for the provision of one-time financial assistance to family members of persons who had died during the anti-terror operation and persons disabled due to injuries received during the ATO. The total amount of payments will make up UAH 13.1 million.
"The support of citizens in times of crisis is of peculiar importance and is a direct duty of the state. It is especially important for us to demonstrate consistency in supporting the families of those soldiers who gave their lives for the country," emphasized Denys Shmyhal.
Apart from that, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft resolution on the recalculation of state social assistance for children. Under the decision, the amount of assistance for children under guardianship or tutorship will be 2.5 of the amount of subsistence level for the relevant age. For children with disabilities who have been placed under guardianship or tutorship - 3.5 of the amount of the subsistence level for a child of the appropriate age.