Advisor to the Governor of the Dnepropetrovsk area Yury Golik, speaking at the International volunteer and veteran forum “where There are no Mi – Tam Ukraine”, spoke about the support of ATO veterans and their families.
“For the fifth consecutive year, thousands of children uphold the integrity and independence of our country in the East. Protect yourself with the yellow-blue flag in his hands. The cost of his own life and health. The Dnipropetrovsk region was an Outpost on the way the war and stopped the further advance of the enemy inland. Now in the region – about 23 thousand of ATO members and thousands of members of the families of the victims. Our Heroes deserve special attention from the state. The task set by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to provide full support to those who defend the integrity of power,” said Golik.
He said that Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration created the first in Ukraine center of the ATO soldiers. After the decree of the President of Ukraine such centers have appeared and in other areas.
“Our team has realized about 100 projects. Mainly on social support of veterans and their adaptation to civilian life. In the center of help has turned around 20 thousand volunteers and members of the families of the victims. They provided all kinds of assistance, advice was provided on legal and social issues”, – said the adviser to the Governor.
According Golik, now in the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration created the office for ATO participants: “Paramount for us is the issue of social protection. Help children and families of the victims to register the land. Paid from the regional budget to the development of technical documentation. The volunteers and relatives of the victims have already received nearly 7 thousand of land”.
In addition, Dneprovka helped the relatives of the dead and disabled veterans to get housing – they were handed the keys to 200 apartments. About 100 thousand times provided cash assistance to the volunteers and their families. According to Golik at it from the budgets of different levels have allocated a colossal sum of over UAH 200 million.
In Dnipropetrovsk region there are two modern rehabilitation center for disabled volunteers, where there is a unique physiotherapy and gyms equipped with the latest medicine.
“Guys are highly qualified specialists, including psychologists. Has helped rehabilitate more than 2 thousand fighters,” said Golik.
According to the adviser of the Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, about a thousand veterans of the ATO have been assisted in obtaining a College education and vocational. They learn in the branch of the National Academy of public administration under the President of Ukraine, National metallurgical Academy.
“Help with employment. So, the graduates of metallurgical Academy waiting for the Nikopol pipe plant – there is a relevant agreement. Hundreds of guys for a few months mastered the profession of driver of different categories, controller, operator, driver and other working specialties. To the vet each year from the regional budget allocated more than UAH 2 million. We arranged for the volunteers with free English courses and IT courses. There have been trained about a thousand demobilized,” said Golik.
Near the building of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, opened the Alley of memory of fallen Heroes. This Memorial is the first and only in Ukraine. On the walk a regular program of the memory, which collect hundreds of citizens.
“We do and will continue to do everything possible for our Heroes, their loved ones always felt protected and taken care of by the state. So they quickly adapted to civilian life,” said Golik.
In his Facebook he also posted a video report on the programs of assistance to veterans of ATO.