PM Groysman pledges financial aid, health care to Ukrainians freed by militants

23:58, 27 December 2017
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has promised financial assistance and health care to Ukrainian hostages freed by militants in occupied Donbas, according to the TV news service TSN.

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In keeping with Groysman's instructions, the local social services will get into contact with their family members to find out what assistance they need from the state, TSN reported.

The government says the released prisoners will be provided with necessary health care and financial support, but the final decision on the type of assistance will be made in January when the families give their feedback.

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"We have agreed to provide all the necessary assistance, ranging from medical and social support, to the financial support of the families who have faced this injustice for many years in hardship," Groysman said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, militants in Donbas released 73 Ukrainians in exchange for their members on December 27. Ukraine extradited 233 prisoners. 

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