The paperwork for combatants will begin from December 1. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
It is noted that the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has completed the official registration of legal acts regulating the process of issuing documents confirming the status of a participant in hostilities during the rebuff to russia's full-scale aggression.
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov stressed: "Therefore, I ask you to take into account such moments.
First. Everyone who has a reason will receive the combatant status and appropriate social guarantees. No need to worry, no one will be forgotten or lost. The Ministry of Defense will work in synergy with other departments, primarily with our colleagues from the Ministry of Veterans.
Second. During the 9 months of the active phase of the war, we have hundreds of thousands of combatants. Processing such an array of documents will take some time. We will do our best to keep this time as short as possible. But I ask everyone to be prepared and treat with understanding that we will have to wait for some period.
Third. The Ministry of Defense has developed an algorithm for obtaining the combatant status. It was posted on the official resources of the Ministry of Defense. So far, it is also being brought to execution in the troops".
The Minister of Defense emphasized that 18 commissions would be created to consider materials on recognition as participants in hostilities in the system of the Ministry of Defense, which includes the AFU, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense and the State Special Transport Service.
These commissions are already being formed and will begin to work approximately from December 1. After that, work on the documents starts.
There are three ways to get the combatant status:
- at the request of the commander of the unit that centrally submits documents for subordinate military personnel;
- at the personal request of a serviceman who independently collects documents and submits them to the appropriate commission;
- at the personal request of a person dismissed from military service, through the territorial recruitment and social support center.
"If you have any questions, you can always contact the Defense Ministry’s hotline. I will add that preparing the necessary documents and providing social guarantees to our soldiers is the responsibility of the state. The Defense Ministry will fulfill it within its competence", - Reznikov assured.
"At the same time, the process of granting the combatant status will be controlled to prevent the emergence of fake veterans who heroically "defended mousetraps" in the rear. This is, first of all, a matter of respect for real heroes who defend Ukraine, risking their lives. Let me remind you that the Ministry of Defense has successfully organized and is making the payment of monthly allowances and additional payments to hundreds of thousands of military personnel. The first month was not easy, but then the process was established", - the Minister of Defense specified.
"From experience, we understand everything - at first, there may be some nuances due to the large number of requests. Please be patient. We will quickly overcome everything", - Reznikov stressed.