Long way for Ukraine to protect the rights of IDPs from Donbas and Crimea – expert

16:00, 15 March 2016
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Ukraine Today discusses the rights of IDPs (internally displaced persons) in Ukraine and legal challenges that they face with Oleksandr Pavlichenko, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union Chairman.

"Ukraine was not ready to accept such a big amount of IDPs for such a long time. They are in a very difficult situation as they are in the process of re-establishing their settlement on the new territories. It is not an easy task. We've concentrated mainly on the most difficult theses,” says Pavlichenko, according to Ukraine Today.

The people belonging to the IDPs societies themselves resolve their problems. The position of the state in their support is rather vague, according to the human rights activist.

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