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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The draft law defining the status of veterans and volunteers will be submitted to the Parliament shortly

The President announced a moment of silence to pay tribute to the fallen defenders of Ukraine.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy initiates the draft law on the status of veterans. The document will be defined as urgent.

“I believe that this draft law developed by the Ministry for Veterans Affairs together with veterans will soon be submitted to the Parliament. The Minister promised me that it would be ready in a week,” the Head of State said during the opening ceremony of the national Invictus Games in Kyiv.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the draft law would establish a mechanism for determining the status of combatants and volunteers.

The President emphasized that he was always ready to communicate with veterans.

“You have delegated a candidate for the post of Minister (for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons – ed.). Commissioner for the Rehabilitation of ATO Participants, and earlier – soldier Vadym Svyrydenko stands by me today. He saved hundreds of lives risking his own. I want you to always be able to communicate directly with me and members of my team,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The Head of State participated in the opening ceremony of the national Invictus Games, which is the final stage of the selection of the national team of Ukraine for the international Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague.

“It seems to me that the British royal family has chosen a very apt definition – “invictus”. The nation is born from the invictus. Our job is to appreciate each and every one of you. To know the face of each of you and understand your needs,” the Head of State said.

The President announced a moment of silence to pay tribute to the fallen defenders of Ukraine.

The Head of State wished the national team to amaze the world with their character, unbroken spirit and results at the Invictus Games 2020 in the Netherlands.

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