Ex Soldiers in Cyprus

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Ex Soldiers in Cyprus

  • on: 23 Dec 2018 02:40PM
Conscripts are not the only ones who suffer from the lack of psychological support in the National Guard. Ex-servicemen who fought in the 1974 war are also ignored and disrespected by the state on a large scale. In particular, in March 2018 the ministry of labour decided to grant a benefit of just €5.50-€7.38 per month to conscripts whose service was extended for 12 months due to the 1974 war. Christakis Constandinou, one of the ex-servicemen who was eligible for the benefit, did not accept it saying that the amount of the benefit was ‘ridiculous’ and that it ‘showed disrespect.