The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law that provides the right for pension for 55 years old officers, commanding and other ranks officers of the Interior Ministry (50-55 years – for women) who directly participated in military operations in ATO area in case they have 25 years pensionable service– for men, and 20 years - for women. This was reported by the press service of the President.
This right will be also given to combatants who defended the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine as part of volunteer formations in the Armed Forces, Interior Ministry, National Guard and other institutions created under the laws of Ukraine, volunteers etc., who became disabled due to injury or concussion received while participating in the ATO.
Wives or husbands and parents of the deceased or missing soldiers will gain the same right.
The law takes effect in a month after its publication.
Eralier it was reported that Poroshenko signed decree on pensions for disabled Euromaidan protesters. Thousands of people were rendered disabled during the violent standoffs in Kyiv in late 2013 and early 2014.