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The Government will work to improve the social well-being of veterans and does not intend to reduce their social assistance. This was stated by first vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov during the meeting with the leadership of Ukrainian public associations of veterans on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons and the Veteran Day, the press service of first vice Prime Minister reports.
"Our President Viktor Yanukovych insists that social assistance to veterans should not decrease either this or next year. Despite the fact that some countries are now reducing the payments, we will not do this," he added.
According to the report, the meeting was attended by social policy minister of Ukraine Natalia Korolevska, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian associations of veterans.
During the meeting there were discussed issues of state financial support of veterans' organizations, the problems of Ukrainian veterans’ housing, issues of social security and many others.
Arbuzov listened to all members of the public and assured that all the problems announced at the meeting will be addressed and resolved. The Social Policy Ministry was instructed to keep them under control.
According to the report, leaders of organizations thanked the Government and the President of Ukraine for the work to improve the social welfare of veterans.