President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a conference call with the participation of representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and law enforcement agencies. The Head of State raised the issue of payments to the families of those killed in the crash of the An-26 aircraft near Chuhuiv.
"Everything needs to be done to simplify bureaucratic procedures. These payments must be urgent. There is a law on social and legal protection of the military and members of their families, which provides for the procedure of such payments," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the Ministry of Defense has sufficient funds to make these payments. He noted that each family of the victims will receive about 1.5 million hryvnias. Payments are due over the next three weeks when DNA testing of the bodies will be carried out.
Minister of Defense Andriy Taran informed the President that he banned the use of An-26 aircraft until the investigation into the crash was completed. The Minister of Defense also noted that the onboard recorders of the crashed plane are being deciphered. Films with recordings of crew voices were sent to the State Bureau of Investigation. In addition, psychological assistance is provided to the relatives of the victims.