The Chairman of parliamentary Committee on Affairs of veterans, combatants, participants of the ATO and people with disabilities, people’s Deputy of fraction of party “Petro Poroshenko’s Block” Alexander Tretyakov said that Ukraine, as a belligerent country, should be created a Ministry of veterans, according to the website of the party.
“When I think about the war and the country that has no structure on veterans Affairs — that bothers me. In Ukraine the Ministry of veterans Affairs. If not for the volunteers, if not millions of dollars from Ukraine from abroad and a large amount of time to help soldiers in the East, I think that war would be the worst result, than it is now. Today, Ukraine has a unique opportunity to create a Ministry of veterans Affairs, which will be something to do for veterans in post-Maidan Ukraine”, — quoted A. Tretyakov, an American volunteer and social activist David Plaster, created a public organization “Anomaly”, which helps Ukrainian military.
From its part A. Tretyakov, noted: “the Fact that Ukraine should be such a Ministry for veterans, it is clear to the President, the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian war veterans and volunteers, the American volunteer David Plaster, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jovanovich”. “It is clear to everyone except the Cabinet,” the MP added.
As reported, on February 27, 2018 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has recommended the Cabinet of Ministers to create a Ministry of veterans Affairs.
In late March, the Cabinet began the process of creating a Ministry of veterans Affairs.
First Deputy head of the State service of Ukraine for war veterans and ATO participants Igor Maltsev made the launch of the Ministry of veterans Affairs in the IV quarter of 2018. According to him, in 2017, we held consultations with community veterans ‘ organizations to create the relevant Ministry, the results of which were proposals submitted to the Ministry of social policy and directly to the Cabinet of Ministers. He stressed that the launch of the Ministry need to undergo a series of formal procedures: the regulations, tenders, approval of the regulations.
The faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko” (BPP) supported the candidacy of Irina Frieze on a post of the head of the Ministry of veterans.