Regional Council supports the rotation of Transcarpathian soldiers in the East of Ukraine
Today, at the regional council, there was a meeting with the participation of the regional council chairman Ivan Baloha, the first deputy chairman of the regional council Vasyl Brenzovych, the administrator of the regional council executive office Mykhailo Popovich, the military commissar of the Transcarpathian Regional Military Commissariat Ivan Vasyltsyun and the deputy commander of the 128th infantry-mountain brigade Yevhen Bondar.
Ivan Vasyltsyun reported that over the last week, four Transcarpathians were killed in eastern Ukraine. Currently, 700 Transcarpathians are serving in the area of the anti-terrorist operation - those are only contract servicemen. First they served in Sumy, Kharkiv regions - and now they are at checkpoints in Luhansk region. Transcarpathian soldiers have been in the East since March 18, and there still have not been rotations. The Regional Council Chairman Ivan Baloha announced the demand for the rotation of Transcarpathian soldiers. For the next session, they will prepare the relevant request of the Regional Council to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for the timely rotation of Transcarpathian soldiers who are currently in the area of the ATO.
The Military Commissioner also informed that the territorial defense battalion had been formed in Transcarpathian region. At the next session, they will present a draft decision on the support program for the battalion. In turn, Ivan Vasyltsyun thanked the deputies of the regional council for the previously allocated funds, which were spent, in particular, for the purchase of body armor.
Finally, Ivan Baloha and Vasyl Brenzovych reported that on Monday, there would be the meeting of the budget standing committee of the refional council, where they will consider the provision of substantial financial assistance to the families of the four dead soldiers from Transcarpathia.