Law of Ukraine

"On Amendments to Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Status of War Veterans, and Guarantees of Their Social Protection"

Date of entry into force:
July 19, 2014

The Law of Ukraine "On the Status of War Veterans, and Guarantees of Their Social Protection" N3551-XII of October 22, 1993 determines the legal status of war veterans, provides for creation of appropriate conditions for their sustenance, and facilitates formation of a respectful attitude towards them in the society.

Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Status of War Veterans, and Guarantees of Their Social Protection" determines the list of persons categorized as participants in military operations.

The Law presents a new version of Article 6, part 1, paragraph 19 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Status of War Veterans, and Guarantees of Their Social Protection", which categorizes the following as participants in military operations: military servicemen (reservists, enlisted) and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine, members of the private and officer corps, military servicemen and employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, State Security Administration of Ukraine, the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, and other military formations created according to the laws of Ukraine, who defended independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and took direct part in the anti-terrorist operation, or supported it while being present in the areas of anti-terrorist operation, as well as employees of companies, institutions and organizations that were involved and directly participated in the anti-terrorist operation in the areas of its effect, according to the procedure established by the legislation.

According to the Law, the procedure for granting the above persons the status of a participant in military operations, the categories of such persons, the periods of their participation in (support of) the anti-terrorist operation, and the areas of the anti-terrorist operation, is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
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