Sands answered the question about Putin’s position on pension reform

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Dmitry Pascutto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti

To talk about the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the issue of raising the retirement age is too early, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti on Monday, June 18.

“We don’t see until the final shape of this [pension] reform, which will be held, so it is premature to appeal to the President”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.

So Sands responded to the question of whether the President to make amendments to the relevant bill or veto the document.

June 15, Peskov said that the major demographic changes that occurred in Russia in recent years has raised the question of raising the retirement age.

June 14, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev declared about raising the retirement age from 2019. For men this figure will be raised to 65 years and for women to 63 years. For some categories of citizens existing pension benefits will be retained.

The vast majority of Russians — 92 percent — negative assessment of the reform. More than half of citizens, according to the survey, are satisfied with the current parameters of the pension system.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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