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Constitutional Court finds cancellation of benefits for Chernobyl victims illegal

The judges believe that the benefits, compensations and guarantees are a special form of the compensation for damage caused for the Chernobyl victims
18:49, 18 July 2018

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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine found illegal the restriction or cancellation of benefits for Chernobyl victims, as the press office of the Court reports.

Therefore, on the submitting of 50 MPs, it was decided to recognize some laws as of December 25, 2014 as such which are no longer in force.

“The Constitutional Court of Ukraine, based on the content of the article #16 of Ukraine’s Constitution, notes that the state’s obligation to overcome the consequences of Chernobyl tragedy – the tragedy of a planetary scale, the preservation of Ukrainian people’s genofund predetermines the provision of a special status for the citizens who suffered after Chernobyl tragedy,” the message says.

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The judges believe that the benefits, compensations and guarantees are a special form of the compensation for damage caused for the Chernobyl victims.

In such way, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine cancels the rules which limited the payments for the privileged connected with Chernobyl tragedy.

“The decision of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court is compulsive, final and cannot be appealed,” the press office of the Constitutional Court informed.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Government set the amount of the financial aid for the victims of Chernobyl tragedy to compensate the holiday package price ($261,5 - $796,1) for the health resorts in 2018 increasing them by 25%.

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