Fewer and fewer Great Patriotic War veterans are still with us, however, their living standards are getting worse and worse due to current government’s evil policies. This was stated by OPPOSITION PLATFORM — FOR LIFE MP Serhiy Lovochkin on the eve of the 74th anniversary of victory over Nazis.
“Over the most recent years the government not only rewrote history but has also deteriorated the living standards of those who fought in the Great Patriotic War for our right to live. The veterans’ pension payments increased by 57.7 percent over the past five years, from 1566 hryvnia to 2470 hryvnia, but the prices rose by 2.6 times over the same period,” Lovochkin said.
According to the MP, the minimum pension payment for the war veterans is $93 per month, while it reached $193 in late 2013.
“Over the past five years, the government resorted to unprecedented cuts in veterans’ benefits. The Constitutional Court has restored their rights, but the state budget 2019 bill provides for no allowances for them,” the politician said.
“The election showed that the people reject the old government’s agenda. This includes both rewriting the history and treating the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. We demand that the government increases the one-time allowance for the veterans on the occasion of the Victory Day, May 9, by fivefold. We demand increasing the minimum pension payments for the war veterans at least twofold. We demand that the Constitutional Court’s ruling on restoring the veterans’ allowances is abided by, and that the funding is provided,” Lovochkin summed up.Follow @serhiylovochkin