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  • Yulia Laputina: Establishment of regional veteran development centres on the basis of educational institutions will facilitate reintegration of war veterans
    Ministry for Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, posted 07 April 2023 11:01

    Establishing regional veteran development centres on the basis of educational institutions will facilitate the reintegration of war veterans. This was stated by Minister of Veterans' Affairs of Ukraine Yulia Laputina during a working meeting with Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Oksen Lisovyi.

    She noted that after Ukraine won the russian-Ukrainian war, the second front - the economic one - would be no less important in our country's recovery. That is why the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs is already developing an effective system of transition from military career to civilian life. And one of its main components is the introduction of a system for coordinating the professional adaptation of war veterans, their families and the families of fallen defenders.

    "The state veterans' policy is not a purely social policy of payments and guarantees. It is a security policy, an economic, cultural and, of course, social policy. It is an important element of national security. And the stability of the Ukrainian state depends on the quality of reintegration into society and the economy of our Defenders after they return from the war," said Yulia Laputina.

    During the meeting, the parties discussed joint steps to implement a pilot project of the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs to establish veterans' development centres. Initially, they will operate in four regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Mykolaiv and Lviv regions on the basis of certain higher education institutions. With the involvement of experts from these universities, it is planned to develop special training programmes to train specialists in supporting war veterans and demobilised persons, as well as their family members.

    "Ukrainian experts in education and science have great potential to create high-quality flexible programmes so that Ukrainian warriors can quickly retrain for civilian jobs and become 'Warriors of Recovery' of our economy. I am confident that as a result of our fruitful cooperation, each Defender will have all the opportunities for self-realisation in civilian life," said Yulia Laputina.

    "Our Warriors who will return after Ukraine's victory are a huge potential and resource for the country's economic recovery. We support the initiatives of the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs and will do all we can to make our cooperation fruitful," said Oksen Lisovyi.

    The ministers also discussed creating conditions for engaging war veterans in civic education, national-patriotic and military-patriotic education.