Social payments in occupied territories will be resumed only after their return to Ukraine

Social payments in occupied territories will be resumed only after their return to UkrainePayments of social assistance and pensions to internally displaced people who live in the territory controlled by Ukraine will continue, while in the temporarily occupied territories this will become possible only after the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the resumption of territorial integrity, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko has said.

"As the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, I declare that the establishment of order in social payments and the fight against outflow of budget and pension funds to the occupied territory, which we started in cooperation with the Security Service, will continue. At the same time, all pension and social benefits to real migrants will be paid on time and in full. I will personally control the issue of verification of social payments and assistance to internally displaced persons," Rozenko said.

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"Not one kopiycka from the national budget of Ukraine or from the Pension Fund will fall into the pockets of terrorists," he assured.

According to the official, the Ukrainian government is unable to pay pensions and other social benefits in the temporarily occupied territory.

"There are no branches of Ukrainian banks, the offices of the Pension Fund, the Treasury Service there, Ukrainian laws are not valid there," he said.
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