Ukraine needs to ensure accessibility for 1.5 million people – Zelenskyy

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Ukraine needs to create an exemplary barrier-free environment, as there will be a large number of veterans and civilians who have been injured in the war.

Source: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a conversation with the university community of the Ihor Sikorskyi Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, quoted by the Office of the President

Details: Zelenskyy noted that the development of barrier-free accessibility should be carried out by the state together with local hromadas [an administrative unit designating a city, town, or village and its adjacent territory – ed.].

He stressed that the scope of work required in each oblast will be different, as will the degree of destruction of the infrastructure of settlements. The number of people with injuries will also vary.

In Zelenskyy’s opinion, the best international experience should be used in the issue of barrier-free accessibility, but Ukraine will have to create much of it on its own, as no one has faced the need to provide conditions for such a large number of people in recent years.

Quote: "The Ministry of Veterans has to change the policy in general. They will develop policies and implement relevant legislation for 1.5 million people. It will be a large number. We must be an example of barrier-free access."

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