The ATO in the Donbas is not a reason to suspend payment of pensions to local residents. This was stated by the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada on human rights Valeria lutkovskaya, reports «112 Ukraine».
«We have ceased to pay those social benefits that are independent from the ATO. We stopped to pay pensions completely illegal, despite the fact that such grounds for the suspension of the pension payment as ATO no,» said Lutkovska.
According to her, the Ukrainian government is obliged to pay pensions, and if there is no such mechanism, it is the problem of the state, not of pensioners who are unable to leave the occupied territories.
«I don’t believe, and with great sarcasm about the idea that a pensioner who gets a 1.8-1.2 thousand UAH will Finance terrorism. As a single mother who was left with a baby, it is also the money that she put in as payouts, don’t give them to terrorists to maintain them,» said Lutkovska.
The Ombudsman is more concerned with the purchase of coal with uncontrolled territory: «This is really a very serious matter. And, I’m sorry, who buys coal, and who is a «financier»?
We will remind, on December 1, 2014 the Ukrainian government has suspended payment of pensions to citizens on the occupied territories of Donbass. As stated by the then Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, while the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are controlled by imposters, the Central budget will not be there to send money.
In November 2014, the Supreme administrative court of Ukraine registered the first claim of living in the area of the ATO citizen to the President about the cancellation of the decree that terminated the payment of pensions and social benefits are not controlled by forces ATO territories.
For the payment of pensions to inhabitants of the occupied Donbass annually to 30 billion hryvnia. This was stated by the Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva.
«If we have today on the territory temporarily occupied, is home to about 1 million 200 thousand pensioners, if on average in Ukraine today the pension is 1,700 hryvnia in Donbas, it was more somewhere around 2000 UAH, which is about 30 billion a year on pension provision», — he said.
ATO – no reason not to pay pensions, said Lutkovska 21.01.2017