In order to regulate the payment of reward to the servicemen for participation in the anti-terrorist operation, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine gave the opportunity for the heads of ministries and other agencies, the personnel of which participates in the anti-terrorist operation, to swiftly establish the size and pay the reward for participation in ATO within the framework of budget appropriations.
The decree No. 18 was adopted during the Government session on January 20, 2016.
Taking into account the specificity of execution of tasks by different law-enforcement agencies in the area of providing of the anti-terrorist operation, the constant changes in operative situation, the necessity of quick decision-making in the issue of the necessary payments to the personnel in the places of combat missions, the defined heads of ministries and agencies gained the right to take the decisions considering the reward for participation in ATO and to distinguish the order of its payment and size.
The size of the reward is determined proportionally to the time period of participation in military conflicts or ATO and other events under the conditions of a special period.