Zelenskyy's pledge to war heroes

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.06 - 2023 7:29 AM CET

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Zelenskyy announces housing for war heroes

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has announced a significant initiative to provide housing for all individuals who have been awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion.

This decision underscores the Ukrainian government's commitment to supporting and honoring its servicemen and women who have shown exceptional bravery and sacrifice in the ongoing conflict with Russia.

In a speech during a meeting with Ukrainian servicemen and the families of fallen Heroes who have been recognized with the nation's highest honor, President Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of not only equipping soldiers with proper gear and weapons but also ensuring their social protection and decent living conditions.

"The state must take care of everyone who defends it, provide for all their needs," Zelenskyy stated.

This initiative guarantees that every recipient of the Hero of Ukraine title, which includes those awarded the Order of the Golden Star, will receive their own housing from the state.

This policy applies to everyone, without exception, including posthumous awardees, whose families will benefit from this measure.

Since the onset of the full-scale invasion, at least 360 people have been conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine, with 210 of these awards being given posthumously.

During the meeting where this announcement was made, Zelenskyy presented certificates to 12 Heroes of Ukraine and to 9 families of fallen Heroes. The process of awarding certificates for apartments will continue as part of this initiative.

This move by the Ukrainian government is a profound gesture of gratitude and support towards those who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation's defense and showcases the government’s dedication to addressing the welfare of its military personnel and their families.