Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk chaired an interdepartmental meeting to discuss the work of the Commission to determine the deprivation of personal liberty as a result of armed aggression against Ukraine.
The commission was established according to Law No. 2010-IX, which became effective on November 19, 2022. It consists of 18 members (5 of whom are representatives of civil society organizations). Operating within the Ministry of Reintegration.
As of today, the Commission held 8 meetings. Based on their results, 4337 persons (3574 military and 763 civilians) were found to be deprived of liberty. Out of these, 1953 individuals were released from captivity.
After the Commission’s meetings, we register the relevant data in the Uniform Register of Persons Deprived of Personal Liberty due to the Armed Aggression against Ukraine. The National Information Bureau manages the Registry, as directed by the Ministry of Reintegration.
Based on the Commission’s work results, the Ministry of Reintegration pays one-time and annual state financial assistance. For instance, since the beginning of this year, 422 million UAH have been paid to those released from captivity, and to the families of prisoners of war, civilian hostages, and political prisoners.
To get state financial aid, apply to the Ministry of Reintegration. The procedure and the list of required documents are available here.