Ukraine’s state-owned Ukrposhta postal service is suspending operations in the Russia-occupied areas of Kherson Oblast, the Kherson City Council said in a Facebook post on June 30.
“It’s true, unfortunately; (Ukrposhta’s) administration is suspending activity in (Russia-) occupied parts of Kherson Oblast,” the message said.
“Ukrposhta managed to hang on for four months under occupation. (It) kept paying state pensions and social security.”
According to the message, local service branches stopped receiving state pension funding since the very first days of Russian occupation.
“The employees have been notified that Ukrposhta will no longer operate in the occupied territories of Kherson Oblast; service can be resumed only under Ukrainian government,” the city council added.
The announcement also said that Ukrainian state pensions are not being cancelled – amounts due will continue to accrue on corresponding accounts at the state-owned Oschadbank, and will be available for eligible Ukrainians to withdraw when they have access to government-controlled territory.