“Today, military personnel, if they are undergoing treatment, then their relatives are paid to travel to and from the place of their treatment. There is no such rule for volunteers,” he explained.
According to the deputy, quite often treatment and rehabilitation are carried out in regions that are far from the place of residence of participants in a special military operation. “To visit relatives, people have to buy travel tickets on their own. They are not cheap, not everyone has money for this, and I believe that the State should help people to solve the transport problem”, said the parliamentarian.
The faction also believes that free travel should be provided not only in case of injury, but also in case of serious illness of NVO volunteers and military personnel during their military service or training.
Sergei Mironov clarified that earlier this issue was raised at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the speech to the Federal Assembly.
The deputy recalled that many social protection regulations for the families of the volunteers have already been adopted, and a new one would complement them. At the end of last year, some social guarantees and compensations were given to volunteers and their families, which are granted to military personnel and their families, but there were no preferential trips on this list.