Children of deceased journalists will be paid by presidential scholarship
Children of journalistswho were killed or died during the performance of official duties, including in the area of ATO, will be paid by presidential scholarship.
The corresponding decree “On additional measures on social protection of children of journalists who were killed (died) or disability in connection with the performance of professional duties” was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
“According to the decree in Ukraine will create additional legal grounds for the assignment of scholarships of the President of Ukraine to the children of journalists who, during performance of professional duties were killed or died, including in the area of the antiterrorist operation. The head of state instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to prepare and submit in the prescribed manner to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on amending the law of Ukraine “About improvement and rest of children” on the recognition of the children of journalists who died or who got disability I group in connection with the performance of professional duties, children who need special social attention and support”, – said the press service of the President.
Recall that 2015 was the increased size of these scholarships of up to 1.5 minimum subsistence level for one person established by law. Now it is 2139 2666 or UAH depending on the age of the child.
A month ago, on 15 August, a presidential decree established the presidential scholarship to the children of journalists who died while performing their duties: Valeria Kravchuk (the daughter of the journalist Sergey Nikolaev), Cyrus Labadini (daughter of journalist Dmitry Labutkin) and Maxim Veremiy (son of journalist Vyacheslav Veremiya).