No real plan of pensions’ increase in Ukraine, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president of Ukraine called the Pension Fund ‘huge ineffective machine’
17:01, 4 March 2020

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that there is no real plan on the increase of pensions in Ukraine. He made such a statement during the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada as 112 Ukraine reported.

“Further, we see, unfortunately, more painful numbers: it is more than 11 million of pensioners. The real plan for the increase of their pensions, it, unfortunately, may exist somewhere, but it is absent communicatory. We have heard nothing, the society has heard nothing about it,” the president said.

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According to him, currently, the majority of the pensioners receive less than 2,000 hryvnia of pension ($80).

“The indexation of pension has not take place. The program of the increase of the pensions for 80-year-old people is not implemented yet and we fight so much for it and talk so much about it. The pension fund remains to be a huge ineffective machine, which spends only 5 billion hryvnia ($200.8 million) for its maintenance. Amid these facts, the pensioners and other socially vulnerable categories of the citizens have only one question: Why they did it to us? What will happen to us next?,” the president added.

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Earlier, Social Policy Minister Yulia Sokolovska stated that pensions will be indexed - people over 80 years old will increase payments by an average of $22 / month. By 2023, the average pension will increase by $50 / month.

As we reported earlier, an extraordinary parliamentary meeting is underway.

A report of Ukraine's law enforcement bodies is also planned for today.


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