Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on economical issues (October 16)

16 October 2018
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In the subgroup on economical issues, the Ukrainian party continues to block discussion of the main issue - the mechanism for obtaining pensions by residents of the Republics.
“We hope that international organizations will not weaken their attention to this acute social problem, which affects hundreds of thousands of civilians, who have the right to social payments, and will take active steps. Especially we draw attention to the need to develop a special mechanism for payments to citizens who are immobile.” - DPR Plenipotentiary said.
We would like to recall that the UN representatives not the first time call Kiev to remove obstacles to receiving pensions by all citizens, regardless of the status of temporary displaced person, and name the established procedure for obtaining pensions in Ukraine as discriminatory, thereby supporting the position of the Republics.
Another important issue in the work of the group was a discussion of problematic issues and the future work of “Water of Donbass” in the territory of Republic.
The question of the work of the Ukrainian mobile operator in the Republics was also raised. The DPR representative office in the JCCC provided promptly the necessary security guarantees for the long-awaited application of the Ukrainian party to restore the communication line damaged on January 11, 2018, the specialists of the DPR Ministry of Communications also guaranteed the provision of technical support. At the moment, Vodafone employees have already made a primary inspection of damage.
“The Ukrainian party promised to start restoration work on this Thursday. We hope that the full-fledged connection will be restored in the near future” - Natalia Nikonorova emphasized.