Ukrainian Parliament adopts 2018 state budget

18:12, 8 December 2017

Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, approved the state budget for the next year. 273 lawmakers supported the law in the second reading.

The MPs worked until the late evening, and the session was closed after 11 p.m. Thursday. The newly adopted basic financial document offers a three-percent GDP growth and seven-percent inflation. The national currency rate will equal 29.30 Ukrainian hryvnas for 1 U.S. dollar.

Since January 2018, the minimal living wage will be approximately 60 dollars per a person. The minimal salary is expected on the level of 133 dollars.