Victoriia Hryb: More than half a million elderly people of the Donbas are still deprived of pensions

Victoriia Hryb: More than half a million elderly people of the Donbas are still deprived of pensions

Exactly one year has passed since the UN Monitoring Mission called on Ukraine to resume the payment of pensions to Ukrainians from uncontrolled territories in the Donbas. However, this did not happen. If the new power has chosen a vector for peace, it is necessary to move along the planned path, and the resumption of pension payments in the Donbas is an important step on it. This was stated by MP Victoriia Hryb.

She noted that the other day the UN had called the conflict in the Donbas “the “oldest” in the world. It is “the oldest” not by duration, but by age of people who have suffered more than others.

“Just think about it – a third of all who need help are pensioners. 560 thousand (!) of elderly people are deprived of pensions due to bureaucrats who still do not understand what old age is. It is they who force old people to cross the demarcation line every month in order to receive their legal pension,” Victoriia Hryb wrote on her Facebook page.

According to the politician, for the six months that have passed since the change of power in the country, nothing has changed for pensioners in the Donbas. And, according to the approved state budget 2020, nothing will change in the near future either.

“One thing remains stable – exactly the same Ukrainians live behind the demarcation line as in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa. Continuation of the blockade of the Donbas does not make any sense. If the new power has chosen a vector for peace, it is necessary to move along the planned path. And we, the MPs, will facilitate this,” Victoriia Hryb emphasized.

15 November 2019 16:56
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