It dealt with obstacles to access to justice, protection of labor rights of ATO participants and other systemic issues faced by the military in the Information Resource Center "Legal Space". On July 13 the office was attended once again by representatives of the Kherson group of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Defence is trying to economize, recognizing the fallen ATO heroes as suicide. The result is families of lost soldiers are not eligible for cash assistance from the state. A vivid example was the case of "Oksana Rudnik against the Ministry of Defence." Such attempts to save the state are numerous.
Almost for 2 years an ex-military officer tried to prove his innocence, being charged for the loss of arms, military equipment and property of a military unit located in ATO zone. And finally he succeeded to assert his rights in court.
On 11 March the fourth seminar for ATO ex-combatants and their families was held in Beryslav , Kherson region. The program traditionally included psychological, legal, informational aid and moral support. The expert of the regional centre of social services for family, children and youth Alla Tverdokhlib helped the team of the Information Resource Center "Legal Space" organize training.
In Kherson region volunteers, public activists and authorities form a network of centers for aid to ATO combatants and their families.
The state promises the military personnel to be granted with land plots, but local authorities can't or don't want to allocate the plots actually. As a result, our defenders are waiting for allocation of sites for months or are refused at all. ATO ex-combatant from Volyn – Leonid Kravets* also came up against such situation. Due to timely intervention of lawyers of Kovel Law Community Center the man could overcome local bureaucrats.
In February the team of IRC "Legal Space" and Andriy Kalyta, chairman of the Board of Life Source Fund, the psychologist will hold three educational psychological and legal awareness raising seminars for demobilized soldiers and their families, volunteers and civil servants in three districts of Kherson Region.
In October last year the Legal Space web portal published the news of the egregious event about how the command of the military unit tried to kidnap a soldier (a resident of Kherson) from an ambulance, who was struck by electricity – "to hush up" the accident.