Pensions On the Occupied Territories: To Pay Or Not To Pay?


 Does one need to pay pensions to inhabitants of the occupied territories? Minister of Social Policy Andriy Reva said that the legislation does not provide for recalculating Separate regions of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (SRDLO) residents` pensions.

CASE Ukraine`s Executive Director Dmytro Boyarchuk said that it was wrong, commenting to the ‘Bolshoi Kiev’ (‘Big Kiev’) media outlet.

‘I think that the right for pensions should be kept, because these people have paid to the Ukrainian budget. However, payments must be made under certain conditions: whether after resettlement outside the occupation zone, or after de-occupation and appropriate inspections by the SSU’, commented the economist.

October 14, 2017