“It will allow us to work much more effectively on the issues of reintegration of Donbas and work with people who remained in the occupied territories or moved to the controlled territories becoming temporarily displaced persons," the Prime Minister said.
Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Veteran Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs will be separated and future Reintegration Ministry might be headed by profile vice premier.
On August 29, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the creation of the Ministry of Veteran Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs as earlier two ministries existed: on temporarily occupied territories and veteran affairs. Oksana Kolyada headed the new ministry.
As we reported, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine discussed and developed five scenarios of re-integration of the occupied areas of Donbas. President Zelensky has clearly reiterated that the return of the occupied territories by force is unacceptable; instead, political and diplomatic means should be used to reach peace in eastern Ukraine.