Authorities make decisive steps towards significant improvement in living conditions of veterans of the war, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said, speaking at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Kharkiv from fascist invaders, ForUm learned from the President’s press office.

The President stressed that recently pensions to family members of deceased disabled veterans have been raised by more than 700 hryvnia; an average pension of war participants has been raised by 49%; financial assistance to war veterans on Victory Day has been raised almost 4.5 times.

According to Yanukovych, special attention is paid to disabled veterans: the size of their pensions over the last two years has increased by 41%.

He added that since 2010, a program of providing disabled veterans the Great Patriotic War with housing has been launched. Living conditions of more than 800 families have been improved thanks to the program.


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