5 Грудня 2018

Imprisoned Military Sailors Will Receive UAH 100,000 Each – the Government Supported MTOT Project

Today, on December 5, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “Some Issues Concerning Support of Persons Illegally Detained as a Result of an Act of Armed Aggression on the part of the Russian Federation on November 25, 2018 in the Kerch Strait”

As it was reported on November 25, 2018, an act of armed aggression against Ukrainian navy ships was committed by Russian Army in the Kerch Strait, resulting in the Russian armed forces illegally detaining 24 Ukrainian servicemen.

To support the Ukrainian sailors who are illegally detained in prisons of RF the Government supported MTOT initiative and decided to pay one-time cash aid in the amount of UAH 100,000 for each of these persons.

The adopted resolution also extended the list of persons who can receive state funds in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 328 *. This will provide for an effective payment mechanism.

“In response to the alarming case of Russian armed aggression and capture of our military sailors, MTOT promptly developed a draft of resolution that allows the 24 prisoners of war to receive one-time state assistance in the amount of UAH 100,000.

Our project was supported today at a Government meeting, and the Ministry should receive personal data of prisoners and their relatives or representatives from the Ministry of Defense. And after receiving relevant applications and documents, MTOT will proceed with payment”, – said Minister Vadym Chernysh.
To receive the aid, you must apply to the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine with relevant application and provide copies of the necessary documents.

For detailed information, you should contact the Department for Persons Deprived of Personal Liberty who provide consultations by phone 044 536 92 47 or by e-mail: vpos@mtot.gov.ua.

* The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated April 18, 2018, No. 328, grants the payment of UAH 100.000 to persons deprived of personal liberty by illegal armed groups, occupation administrations and / or the authorities of Russian Federation in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and / or the territory of Russian Federation in connection with public or political activities of such persons or members of their families.