Parliament cancels equal benefits for draftees and contract soldiers during special period

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has canceled equal financial provision for drafted and contracted soldiers during the so-called 'special period.'

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, the draft bill No.5048 was supported by 235 MPs of 226 required.

The adopted document withdraws the relevant provision from the parliamentary resolution "On additional measures to strengthen the defense capability and security of the state."

According to the explanatory memorandum, conscripts are on full state support, so the introduction of equal conditions of payment will cause imbalance in provisioning them and contract soldiers.

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In addition, the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Aug. 28, 2014 defines the measures for prevention of involvement of military conscripts into performing combat missions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n418050