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28 April 2024, 11:03

Ministry: 94% of war veterans received Victory Day aid in Belarus

MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – In the run-up to Victory Day that is marked on 9 May, 94% of veterans of the Great Patriotic War, former prisoners of war and family members of the military killed during the war have received financial aid, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

Br9.9 million worth of aid was distributed among almost 7,900 recipients.

In line with the decision of the head of state, every year in the run-up to Victory Day, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and people affected by the aftermath of the war receive financial assistance. Thus, people who took part in the Great Patriotic War, persons who fought on the frontline before 3 September 1945, as well as persons who were involved in demining operations after the country's liberation from the German occupation in 1943-1945 are entitled to Br4,000.

Br2,000 will be paid to persons awarded orders or medals of the USSR for selfless labor and impeccable military service in the rear during the Great Patriotic War, and persons who worked at air defense facilities, local air defense, persons who built defensive structures, naval bases, airfields and other military facilities in the rear, on front-line sections of railways and roads.

The same amount will be paid to persons who worked at enterprises, institutions and organizations of  Leningrad during its siege from 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944 and who were awarded the Medal For the Defense of Leningrad, as well as recipients of the badge of the Resident of Besieged Leningrad.

Former prisoners of war, widows and children (disabled since childhood) of the military, partisans and underground fighters who died or went missing during the Great Patriotic War are entitled to the payment of Br1,000.

The aid will be paid from 25 April to 4 May. 
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