The Ukrainian government has owed UAH 10.5 billion in pensions to internally displaced persons for the 2015-2016 years. This was stated by authorized person of the Verkhovna Rada for human rights Lyudmyla Denisova in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.
According to her, payments to about 400 thousand pensioners were suspended during that period, to some - for a month, to other - for a year.
"People seized these pensions by court action. But according to the decisions of the courts, a total of UAH 10.5 billion, which the state should pay to these people, came up during that period", - Denisova stated.
The Ombudsman noted that the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers said that this situation should be regulated by the procedure, which must be approved by a separate decision.
"It has not been approved so far, and 10.5 billion has not been paid", - Denisova summed up.
It was earlier reported that after the abolition of quarantine in Ukraine, pensioners who actually live in the occupied Donbas would have a month to be verified at the Oschadbank branches. It was also reported that the banks of Ukraine were obliged to serve the residents of Crimea without the IDP’s certificate.