The Government of Russia supported a bill prohibiting employers from dismissing widows of participants in the war in Ukraine within a year after the death of a serviceman.
At the same time, the deceased must have the status of a combat veteran. A widow will not be subject to the law if she remarries within a year of her husband’s death.
The status of veteran of combat operations now applies to almost all participants of the so-called “special military operation” on the territory of Ukraine. An exception is made, for example, by members of voluntary formations that were not created by decision of state authorities.
It is noted that in the Cabinet of Ministers’ response to the new draft law, it is proposed to extend similar support measures to the husbands of female military personnel who died and were recognized as combat veterans – in order to prevent “discrimination on the basis of gender”.
- The Ministry of Defense of Russia still does not disclose the number of personnel losses during the war in Ukraine, however, independent journalists, based on data from open sources, were able to establish that by the middle of January of this year, the number of dead Russian servicemen exceeded 42 thousand.
- In January, it became known that the Pension Fund of Russia classified data on payments to the families of war participants in Ukraine, including those who died.