President Petro Poroshenko visited the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security of Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy in Lviv region to congratulate the Ukrainian military on the Day of the AFU.
The Head of State especially stressed the need to ensure decent accommodation of military personnel. He stressed that, together with the creation of the new army and the restoration of the combat capabilities of the troops, one of his main priorities was to provide decent social conditions for military personnel.
"Over the past two years, almost two and a half thousand servicemen in the Armed Forces have received apartments. More than two thousand premises were built for those who serve in the National Guard, in the Security Service, at the border, in the Special Transport Service," Petro Poroshenko said. At the same time, he noted that the Verkhovna Rada had voted in favor of the Law, which subordinated the Special Transport Service to the Ministry of Defense.
“New barracks are being built all over the country, inter alia, here. Although, it is hard to call these new buildings with such an obsolete name,” the President said. According to the President, he initiated a large-scale project of construction of modern dormitories, not barracks for contractors.
“In two years I am planning to move 25 thousand servicemen from tents and moldy Soviet barracks to modern and comfortable premises,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The Head of State informed that the construction of 91 dormitories had already begun. In the second half of 2018, 93 more will be built.
Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he would continue doing everything possible to improve the legislative provision of social protection of servicemen.
In the presence of Ukrainian soldiers, the President signed the Law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Provision of Accommodation for Servicemen and Family Members of Servicemen who Perished while Performing their Military Duties".