Ukrainian soldiers were forced to wait for a Russian invasion for higher wages

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Peter, Porosencova: Mykhailo Markiv / RIA Novosti

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spoke about increasing the minimum wage a war. The live broadcast of the visit of head of state in Chernihiv region was led by the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

According to him, in the event of a “ground aggression”, military pay will be increased from the first day of the invasion on the territory of Ukraine. “If we introduce the military component of the martial law in case of invasion, the increase will be from the same day,” he said. Poroshenko noted that he instructed to prepare the necessary documents.

It was originally planned that the salaries of the military will be increased from 1 January 2019. After raising the minimum wage will be UAH 10 thousand (23.6 thousand). In 2018, according to the statement of the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak, servicemen’s wages may not be lower than 7, 5 thousand hryvnia (17.7 thousand). The average salary in Ukraine — 8.7 thousand UAH (20.5 thousand rubles), according to RBC Ukraine.

Earlier on 28 November, Poroshenko signed a law on the introduction of martial law in several regions of the country. According to him, in the period of martial law the partial mobilization declared by the President in terms and in volumes according to the threats to national security and defense of Ukraine.

Cause of martial law marked the incident on November 25, the incident in the Kerch Strait. Then the border Department of the FSB of Russia detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine. According to the FSB, Ukrainian ships entered the territorial waters of Russia, which was established even before the inclusion of Crimea in the country; Kiev believes that the incident occurred in international waters.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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