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Poroshenko signs law, which grants war veteran status to Ukrainian Insurgent Army fighters

The law amends Art. 6 of the law on the status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection
15:16, 23 December 2018
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law, which expands the list of participants in combat actions by the warriors of a number of forces, which fought for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century, including the members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and armed units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. The Ukrainian Parliament's website reported that on Sunday.

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The law provides for granting the status of a combatant to citizens who took part in all forms of the armed struggle for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century as part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, Ukrainian Insurgent Army of Ataman Taras Borovets (Bulba) "Polissian Sich", Ukrainian People’s Revolutionary Army, armed units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. 

The law amends Article 6 of the law on the status of war veterans (guarantees of social protection). 

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Earlier, soldiers of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army who fought against the Nazi invaders in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in 1941-1944 did not commit crimes against peace and humanity and were rehabilitated are recognized as combatants. 

The procedure for granting the status of the war veteran to designated individuals will be established by the Cabinet of Ministers. 

The law will take effect three months from the date of its publication.

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