Alexander Lukashenko ordered to provide financial assistance to the families of those killed and injured in the explosion in the Minsk metro. He also ordered the city authorities, so that they have taken the lead in organizing the funeral. However, the practice of past accidents shows that the compensation to victims of the state is usually very modest — much less than in similar tragedies have the governments of other countries. Why the state can not afford the money-box worthy support of its citizens?
Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Nicholas Ladutko promised that the families of the victims of the terrorist attack in Minsk will receive about 10 thousand dollars compensation. According to him, the victims and the other will help:
"City Executive Committee to the request of the President formed a set of measures. We will need all possible assistance to the families of the victims, the people who were injured. We will be in every family, we take care of all necessary expenses for the wires of people who died in the tragedy. Therefore, none of the residents Minsk — and if there are injured people in other countries (the lists are now checked) and they too — will not be left without attention. "
Three years ago in the explosion of an improvised device in celebration of Independence Day in Minsk received injuries of various degrees of more than fifty people. Many of them became disabled, lost his job. An example Lily Miller got a complex knee injury, is now having to be screened regularly. Payment received — 7,000,000 rubles — is it enough that for six months.
In a similar situation was and Mrs. Irene, which is now forced to live on a modest disability pension. Received 3,000,000 rubles spent a long time, now literally have to fend on bread and water:
"I believe so: the government must somehow correct this situation, the mistakes. Now have, you know, the salary and pension — no. And in my situation — even more so. Myself I feel like every year I got worse and more difficult to live. President Lukashenko of us do not think. Like, something paid — and all are free. I do not hold back, indignant when it exposes the propaganda only in pink. Meanwhile, I can not even afford the time a month to buy a kilogram of fish. About the meat at all is forgotten. And possible to live in such a situation, tell me? . "
The situation has changed little since the tragedy at "Pinsk Wood" as a result of which 14 people were killed, many were injured. Payment of a survivor is 30-45 million rubles, or about 10 to 15 thousand dollars.
And it is still considerably less than, for example, highlights the affected neighboring Russia. Exactly one year ago, in March of 2010, there was a double attack in the Moscow subway. 40 people were killed and dozens were injured. The Russian government has paid the families of the dead lump sum of 1 million rubles, the equivalent — more than 30 thousand dollars. At the same time seriously injured received 400,000 Russian rubles, while those who received minor injuries — 200 thousand. How adequately assessed the cost of human suffering can be judged except by comparison.
In Belarus there are no legal instruments providing for the size of payments in the event of such tragic incidents. In other countries, the situation in this respect is more understandable.
- So, after the September 11, 2001 in USA a law on safety of air transport system. The document called for the creation of a special fund to accumulate funds for compensation to victims of terrorist attacks. The minimum payment was $ 250 thousand, the maximum exceeded $ 1 million.
- In UK the amount of compensation to victims of terrorist acts and their families is determined by the payment service of the Ministry of Justice. The amount payable as a result of the terrorist attacks in the metro and ground transportation in the summer of 2005 ranged from 20 to 500 thousand dollars — depending on how hurt people.
- In Spain there is a law granting additional pension to those who suffered from the actions of armed groups. In the late 1990s, he was strengthened by the solidarity of the Act, providing for a lump sum payment to the victims. Thanks to this family 192 killed in terrorist attacks in 2004 received compensation in the amount of $ 1 million.