Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said that he is pleased with the increase of the minimum wage, because its figure is associated with the crime situation in the country. He said this while communicating with journalists, broadcast by "112 Ukraine" TV channel.
"I am pleased with the fact that the minimum wage will double in the country. Because the smaller the salary of people is, the more criminal challenges we face in the country. I know it since 2009, when the financial crisis began and crime immediately intensified. I have recently analyzed the picture. I want to say, that there was little criminal activity in 2008. And it was a great achievement," Lutsenko said.
It is noteworthy that today at 5 a.m. in the morning Verkhovna Rada adopted the budget for 2017. According to the document, the minimum wage in Ukraine will double - up to $ 120 starting from January 1.