Press: MPs draft proposal to compensate those whose homes became part of Ukraine

13-03-2008

A cross-party group of MPs has drafted a proposal to remunerate Czechoslovak citizens whose property was on territory ceded to the Soviet Union after the Second World War, in what is now Ukraine. On Thursday, the Czech daily Právo wrote that as much as 1billion CZK (around 62 million USD) could be earmarked for the scheme. The money would go to members of the Czech Republic’s Ruthenian minority who could prove that they had owned property in the region up until 1946, as well as the value of that property. One of the committee’s members, Jan Hamáček, said that it was high time to pay those who were forced out of their homes in the region their dues.