In Ukraine, 72% of military servicemen concerned about their future - Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

In Ukraine, 72% of military servicemen concerned about their future - Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Some 72% of military personnel have concerns about their life in the post-war country, and 75% have faced problems with passing physicals.

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Yulia Laputina, spoke of this at the VI International Veterans Forum “Ukraine. Defenders. Future," an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We have 72% with anxiety about post-war life, while 75% have faced problems with military physical examinations. People experience anxiety about who will be meeting them in their community and back home. After all, there may be situations where someone returns to their community, and their family remains abroad due to military aggression. Their business has been destroyed, they have no job and they don’t know where to go," said Laputina.

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The minister noted that in 2022, a total of 64,469 social and psychological assistance services were rendered to war veterans. In addition, over 15,000 appeals were received and over 700 legal consultation sessions were conducted since the hotline was launched by the Ukrainian Veterans' Fund.

According to Laputina, six Veteran Development Centers have already been deployed across Ukraine, and six more are set to be launched by the end of the year.

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She added that after Ukraine achieves victory in the war with Russia, more than four million people will be involved in veteran-related policies.

As Ukrinform reported, from July 1, applications can be filed for the competitive selection for the positions of veterans' assistants in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, and Mykolaiv regions.

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