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The Government Drafted a Bill on Raising Pensions for the Military

December 13, 2017
The document will be sent to the National Security and Defence Council for further elaboration

“Our next step – is the proposal to change pension provisions for military pensioners. We are submitting such proposals to the National Security and Defence Council wherea final decision will be reached at the Presidential level, and which would allow Ukrainian military pensioners to receive higher pensions starting from January,” - said Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman.

He underscored that about 550 thousand military pensioners will be entitled to higher pensions. And the mechanism for modernizing pensions is similar to the one which was introduced in the fall.

“Modernization of pensions (for the military) will take place automatically. Combat pensions will be higher than the usual one, - Volodymyr Groisman said. - But I am confident that the average increase will amount to no less than 1.5 thousand UAH. There will be an even bigger increase in combat pensions.”