State compensation for killed parents: Children who lost parents in eastern Ukraine to get free higher education

15:26 Aug. 29, 2016

Children who lost parents in eastern Ukraine to get free higher education

Cabinet resolves to provide free higher education to the children of those killed in Donbas warzone (UNIAN photo)

Ukraine's government rules on privileges for those whose parents were killed in the ATO zone


Children of the Ukrainians killed in the Donbas conflict zone, shall be admitted to the country's higher educational institutions to study for free, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has ruled.

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The order to provide education, declared in the decree of July 22, 2016 No. 529, was published on the official governmental portal.

"To ensure that the children whose parents (one parent) died while participating in the Anti-Terrorist Operation defending the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, or died as a result of injury, concussion or injury received in the Donbas conflict zone, are enrolled in higher education institutions on state order and places within its scope the training of specialists, scientific and pedagogical and skilled workers, on retraining of personnel in 2016, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers by the decree of July 6, 2016 No. 408 (Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2016, No. 54, Article 1898)," the document says.

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It is noted that government employees who are engaged in the management of higher education institutions are obliged to enroll these children in such institutions.

Reported by UNIAN

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