In April, 19 a working visit was held in Lviv by the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in ARC Borys Babin and his First Deputy Izet Gdanov together with the Head of the Mission`s Analytical and Informational Department Svitlana Tkachenko, with the officials of the Departments on Re-integration and De-occupationof the ARC and on Work with the citizens displaced from the TOT. In the framework the visit the leadership of the Mission met with the Head of the Lviv State Administration Oleg Synutka, the Deputy Head Oksana Stokolos-Voronchuk, the Heads of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service, The Main Territorial Department of Justice in the Lviv region as well as with the Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy.
In the cause of the meeting the discussed issues were the ways of the rights protection of the IDPs from Crimea and their urgent needs solution within the region. A special attention was paid to the educational rights of the Crimean residents, their entrance to the Higher Educational Establishments, the Crimean Tatars` rights to get primary and secondary education in their native language and making the information about the needs of IDPs available on the local and regional websites.
Within the working visit with the support of Lviv Regional State Administration the Working meeting was organized on realization of social, cultural, educational and property rights of the citizens of Ukraine replacing from the TOT of Ukraine in Crimea to the Western regions of Ukraine.
The participants of the meeting were the leadership and the officials of the specialized offices and departments of Chernivtzi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Volyn, Zakarpatya Regional State Administrations. The core issues of the meeting were the current problems facing to the IDPs from Crimea in the western regions of Ukraine such as providing them with the temporarily housing, accessibility to higher education within the entrance campaign 2018, to qualified medical care, promotion of employment, verification of social services etc.
Borys Babin drew attention to the need of the efficient mechanisms implementation to solve the housing issues for the Crimean inhabitants, establishment of interaction in getting funds from the state, local budgets and technical aid from the international donors. The Permanent Representative once again pointed out the necessity to develop the promotion and advertising entrance campaign to be launched in 2018 for the Crimean residents.
The meeting resulted in taking measures to realize social, cultural, educational and property rights of IDPs from Crimea equally with the populations of the regions within the regional programs; to decide the problems mutually with the Mission appeared in the cause of adaptation and integration of Crimean residents into the life of local communities; to provide the promotion for IDPs and the residents of the TOT on the secondary and higher education in the educational establishments of the region; to estimate the funding of the regional programs on IDPs issues; to develop the subvention from the State Budget of Ukraine for IDPs’ to ensure them with the qualified medical support; and it was developed the algorithm of providing the Mission with the monthly and quarterly reports on realization of social, medical, housing, cultural, educational needs of IDPs in the regions.
In the framework of the working visit with the support of the representatives of the Lviv Cultural Center of Crimean Tatars, Department of Social Protection of Regional State Administration, Regional Employment Center, Regional Directorate of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the Minister`s Advisor of the Social Policy on IDPs, the Regional Representatives of the State Affordable Housing Program the leadership of the Mission consulted personally the citizens