The deputy of the Zhytomyr Regional Council from the OPPOSITION BLOC Natalia Rybak stated this during the extended meeting of the presidium of the Zhytomyr City Veterans Organization.
"We understand that now the state does not support the veterans at the proper level. OPPOSITION BLOC by its legislative initiatives in the parliament and concrete steps of deputies of local councils is trying to help these people, who have been undeservedly forgotten. Veterans created for us Ukraine, building factories and planting forests. Now we see how the authorities mercilessly destroy this. Enterprises are closing down, jobs are declining, forests are being cut down. As a result of such a thoughtless policy, veterans and pensioners as a whole are forced to simply survive. Going to the store is limited only by examination of prices and returning home not with purchases, but with a complete disappointment," Natalia Rybak said.
She stressed that the OPPOSITION BLOC did not support the so-called "pension reform" initiated by the government.