Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

Germany | Über Krisengebieten ist die Freiheit nicht grenzenlos

Flug MH17 wurde auch von der Ukraine aus abgeschossen, weil Behörden versagten. Warum es der Welt nicht gelingt, Passagiermaschinen über Kampfregionen besser zu schützen.

Ukraine | The court ordered Ukraine to pay pensions

The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine ordered the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to resume payments to residents of Donbas, starting from October 16.
If the Ukrainian government would violate a court order, it shall be subject to criminal liability. Lawyers believe that this is a great victory for pensioners of Donbas.
The problem with the payment of pensions in the Eastern Ukraine emerged late last year. November 7, 2014 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to stop payment of pensions in the territories, which were not under Ukraine’s control. On December 1, 2014 Pension Fund of Ukraine has completely stopped its activities in the Donbas. This has affected not only the elderly. Ukraine is no longer pay benefits to orphans, single mothers, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster, children with disabilities and other socially vulnerable categories of citizens.
Lawyer Irina Khizhnyak, who has won a case in the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, believes that despite the court’s decision, the payment of pensions to residents of Donbas will be resumed not in October 2015 but in January 2016, because funds for these purposes are not provided in the Ukrainian budget for the current year.

USA | Hundreds of Sudanese troops arrive in Yemen’s Aden

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese troops arrived in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the first batch of an expected 10,000 reinforcements for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the country’s Shiite Houthi rebels, security officials said.