A key priority of reforming the armed forces is the social maintenance of servicemen

October 2, 2016
First Deputy Minister of the Defence of Ukraine stated this during a round table for non-governmental organizations of veterans and ATO participants

– Since the beginning of anti-terrorist operations, state officials have fundamentally stepped-up the legal and social protection of servicemen. The Strategy of the National Security precisely defines the objectives of reforming the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which include: enhancing the prestige of military service, improving the financial support servicemen and their families receive, increasing their social status and social protection, – noted Ivan Rusnak.

The Head of Social Council under the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Social Union “Coordination council of veteran NGOs of Ukraine” Colonel General (ret.) Victor Palii underscored that veterans, invalids and, especially, the participants of combat actions are the most vulnerable part of society; they have needs and deserve special attention and custody on behalf of the state’s leadership.