The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has preserved the State Budget 2020 expenditures on co-financing the purchase of housing for IDPs at the level of UAH 20 million.
The corresponding spendings were saved while amending the State Budget of Ukraine for 2020.
Other expenditures related to assistance to IDPs and citizens released from captivity have also been preserved.
Thus, expenditures worth UAH 66.514 million for the payment of one-off assistance to prisoners (UAH 100 thousand/per person) and the payment of the monthly State Scholarship named after Levko Lukyanenko (UAH 6081/person) have been preserved;
a subvention to local budgets (under the KfW grant) to the tune of UAH 485 million and financing of the potable water supply project in Mariupol (a loan from the French Government) at the level of UAH 173,867 million - preserved;
financing at the level of UAH 5 million for activities aimed at reducing the social, economic and environmental impact of explosive objects on the lives and activities of the population and informing the population about the dangers of explosive objects - preserved.
“This voting is critical not only in terms of preserving expenditures on these essential measures but, most importantly, with this vote, the Verkhovna Rada, in fact, gave the start and green light to the work of the new Ministry for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories. Many thanks to all the lawmakers for supporting that. No less significant is the approval of funding for a financial compensation program at the level of UAH 20 million this year for victims whose housing has been destroyed through armed aggression by the Russian Federation,” stressed Deputy Prime Minister Olexii Reznikov.