Oleksandr Dolzhenkov: The decision of the government to deprive 700 thousand pensioners of the Donbas of pensions is unconstitutional, therefore, it will be canceled

Oleksandr Dolzhenkov: The decision of the government to deprive 700 thousand pensioners of the Donbas of pensions is unconstitutional, therefore, it will be canceled

The OPPOSITION BLOC will seek through the court the cancellation of the anti-constitutional resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 36 of June 8, 2016 on the implementation of social payments to IDPs. This was stated by MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Oleksandr Dolzhenkov from the rostrum of parliament on Wednesday, March 20.

“In fact, by this decree, more than 700 thousand Ukrainians living in uncontrolled territories were deprived of pension and other types of social security. After all, it notes that social benefits are made only if people live in controlled territories. In addition, a verification procedure was introduced. Although before that, people could go beyond the contact line and receive the specified types of social security in controlled territories through the banking system,” Oleksandr Dolzhenkov noted.

According to the politician, the decision of the government to deprive more than 700 thousand Ukrainians of pensions is unconstitutional and anti-social. “The authorities decided that too much money was allocated for the residents of the Separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and it was necessary to save state budget funds. That is why, this resolution appeared. This is cynicism, this is a policy that does not comply with legislation. It is impossible to put any social benefits in dependence on the location of the person and exercise state control by government bodies unauthorized for this. All citizens of Ukraine are entitled to a pension. After all, in essence, this is the property of a person who has paid compulsory social payments throughout his economically active life. State duty is to ensure it. Therefore, the OPPOSITION BLOC will seek justice and challenge this anti-constitutional resolution in court,” the MP emphasized.

According to Dolzhenkov, the current authorities promote themselves on populist humanitarian problems, completely ignoring issues of the economy and social security of citizens. “Army, faith, language” are the words that are constantly heard from the media controlled by the president, as well as the coalition in parliament. But the objective reality is different. The army, it turns out, is being robbed. By faith and language, the authorities want to divide the Ukrainian society. They promote themselves on these things, because they have nothing more to promote. The economic situation is catastrophic. Hryvnia devalued. Ukraine is in fact in default, since the size of state-guaranteed debt already amounts to more than 80% of GDP, which has never happened since independence of Ukraine. The level of GDP fell from $183 billion in 2013 to $ 110 billion. But you can hear from them only populist slogans. This is the result of the policy of the current authorities,” the opposition politician noted.
20 March 2019 12:56
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