Tuesday, 27 February the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the creation of the new Ministry.
So, 241 MPs voted for the creation of a Ministry of veterans Affairs.
The parliamentarians voted for the draft resolution No. 7505 “On appeal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on establishment of the Ministry of Ukraine on Affairs of veterans.”
The new Ministry will be responsible for the formation and implementation of state policy in the sphere of social protection of war veterans.
As stated in the explanatory note to the document, the purpose of the draft resolution is the establishment of an effective mechanism for the implementation of war veterans, including from among the participants of the antiterrorist operation, the members of the bereaved families of such persons provided them with state social guarantees by creating an integrated state system with one state Agency in charge – the Ministry of Ukraine on Affairs of veterans.
In addition, the Ministry intends to establish on the basis of the State service of Ukraine for war veterans and ATO participants.