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Ukraine cancels social benefits

by Systematic


A Ukraine pensioner.

TASS reports:

Ukraine has stopped paying out welfare payments for pensioners, World War Two veterans, people with disabilities, liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster beginning with Monday, since the law of December 28, 2014, on stabilizing the financial condition of the state has come into force. It affects practically all social security beneficiaries, without defining the mechanisms for providing targeted assistance to low-income groups.

Kiev has eliminated transport, healthcare, utilities and financial benefits for former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps and recipients of some Soviet-era orders and titles. Compensations to families with children living in the areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl accident will be no longer paid either.

Ukraine’s parliamentary opposition believes that the Prosecutor General’s Office should launch an investigation against Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who actively promoted the law on the abolition of privileges.


  1. voinvened says

    West go on help ukrainas nazi to kill in Donbass region,Donetsk under fire every day !

  2. Guest says

    Yatsenyuk has learnt from the west when you cut benefits go for the most vulnerable the ones least able to mobilise and take to the streets.
    I am sure that the puppets in the RADA are taking home good salaries.

    • Poroshenko’s own personal wealth has increased 8th-fold in the last year, his first year in office as president. I don’t know what the data for Yats-our-man-in-Kiev are.

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