A decent allowance of servicemen should be a priority for Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by the Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the press service of the NSDC.
Higher wages, according to Turchynov, it is necessary to preserve the professional core of the army and reliable protection of Ukraine.
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that financial support for contract soldiers and officers “has the priority to grow in comparison with the salaries of officials and other recipients of budgetary funds”.
“Now is the formation of next year’s budget, and, accordingly, preparation by the Council of national security and defense of the defense budget of the country, where this question needs to be clearly reflected,” said he.
Turchynov hopes that the Verkhovna Rada will support the defense budget in 2019.
We will remind, the Ministry of defence took the decision to increase salaries to the military from October 1, 2018.
At the moment cash security personnel of the first year of service is 7.5 thousand UAH, while the average salary in the country is 8.7 thousand UAH.
Therefore, the Ministry of defence propose to increase from 1 October 2018 the minimum cash collateral in the ordinary composition, up to 9 thousand UAH, and officers – to 15.3 thousand.
Poltorak appealed to the government to allocate 4.5 billion UAH to pay salaries to the military.
The defense Ministry explained that the lack of cash support is the main reason for the dismissal of soldiers after the end of the contract.