The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine changed the procedure for calculation of cash security of servicemen, the press service of the government.
The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting on 30 August.
«This is a revolutionary decision and would like to thank everyone who worked on it,» said defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, introducing the draft decision.
According to him, we are talking about a new philosophy for servicemen and the restoration of social justice.
«The order of calculation of military pay has not changed since the times of the Soviet Union. The monetary base consisted of providing salaries according to military rank and position. What is proposed today will significantly increase protection and social justice. We are moving away from what it was when 10-15% is what is retiring, and then – 17 allowances, which are opaque and inefficient,» said the Minister.
According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at the present time is the formation of the draft state budget for 2018, and the government is working in the field of defense with the President and the national security Council and defense of Ukraine.
Groisman also said that after the adoption of the pension reform the next step should be new legislation to ensure military personnel pensions.
From January 2016, the salary of the servicemen who serve under the contract in Armed forces of Ukraine was increased to 7 thousand UAH.
August 1, 2017, the Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov has asked the Cabinet of Ministers to envisage in the draft state budget for 2018 increase the salaries of soldiers.
5 August the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to raise the amount of additional payments to servicemen performing military duty on the front line in the ATO area, up to 10 thousand UAH.
The government of Ukraine has changed the procedure of calculation of salaries of soldiers 30.08.2017