In particular, the ministry proposed assigning veteran status to “persons involved in repelling an armed invasion, protecting the constitutional rights of citizens, maintaining law and order, stabilizing the situation, protecting and defending important state facilities in the territories of the constituent”. entities of the Russian Federation adjacent to the areas of a special military operation in the territories of Ukraine, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics from February 24, 2022, in the territories of the Zaporozhye region and the Kherson region from the September 30, 2022″
As stated in the explanatory note, this innovation “will improve the level of social protection, make effective the rights of these citizens to receive the status of combat veteran and disabled combat veteran, and extend to them the appropriate social support measures to create conditions to provide them with a decent life, active work, honor and respect in society.
Earlier, the State Duma adopted a package of laws that reduced the time for recognizing fighters as missing and dead. As one of the authors, Pavel Krasheninnikov, head of the Duma Committee on Legislation and State Construction, emphasized, the document will help protect the legitimate interests of the families of servicemen who died during a special military operation.