Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk emphasized this at a meeting she chaired on the provision of psychological and other services to war veterans and military personnel.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Reintegration, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Finance, the Defense Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the heads of the Coordination and Advisory Centers for Population Assistance established at the regional military administrations, military hospitals, etc.
The meeting focused on expanding services to veterans and strengthening the capacity to provide comprehensive local support.
In addition, the participants discussed the process of prosthetics for military personnel.
The Vice Prime Minister emphasized the need to develop a mechanism for interaction between veterans and service providers. All social and other necessary services should be available to veterans by their needs.
Also, they discussed strengthening the work of centers that provide services to veterans in mobile groups. This solution makes it possible to respond to challenges quickly and locally.
They also emphasized the issue of psychological support for veterans.
“It’s important for veterans to have quality and, most importantly, affordable mental health care,” the official said.
At the same time, Iryna Vereshchuk noted that the coordinated work of all supporting mechanisms for veterans requires the interaction of local and state authorities and humanitarian and public organizations.
“We must provide each veteran with multifunctional support. Only then will their rehabilitation and reintegration be effective,” the Vice Prime Minister summarized.