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Poroshenko accused Zelensky’s team of shooting Ukraine’s army in the back

The fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that Volodymyr Zelensky’s team “shot Ukrainian army in the back” with their decision to liquidate the Committee on Veterans Affairs in the Parliament.

As Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page, “The liquidation of the Committee on Veterans Affairs is yet another shot in the back of Ukrainian army. It is the first step to eliminate Ukraine’s national policy on our defenders’ and their families’ social protection”.

Former president also listed the consequences of such decision for the national policy on social security of military personnel. According to him, it might affect international aid to Ukraine.

“The liquidation of the Committee might lead to the liquidation of the strategically important Ministry for Veterans’ Affairs. It is imperative to keep it functioning. Our Western partners, such as US, Canada and the UK, have already supported the Ministry,” Poroshenko stated.

He expressed hope that the newly elected Parliament does not support the decision.

As “Apostrophe” reported earlier, Zelensky’s party “Servant of the People” suggested a new list of committees that should keep functioning, with six current committees up for liquidation.