The Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) has passed amendments to the law on the status of veterans of wars. The word combination "Great Patriotic War" will disappear from the document - it will be replaced with the "Second World War."
Word combination "Second World War" will replace phrases "Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945," "Great Patriotic War," "Great Patriotic War and War with Japan," "Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the 1945 war with imperialist Japan."
As many as 241 MPs voted for the amendment, no one voted against it; four abstained, 90 did not vote.
The same document grants the status of a war veteran to those who participated in Maidan riots in 2013-2014 and were included on the list of those, who were injured during this period, except for police officers and military men.
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