Cabinet raises salaries of Poroshenko, Groysman
The Cabinet of Ministers has fixed new salaries for the president and the prime minister of Ukraine at UAH 28,000 and UAH 20,000, respectively, effective from May 1, 2016.
The relevant decree was adopted at a cabinet meeting on July 27 and was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Previously, the prime minister's salary was raised by 25% in December 2015 to UAH 8,300. The president's salary was then 140% of the prime minister's salary. This document cancels the decree which links the president's and the prime minister's salaries.
Read alsoMinister of Social Policy Reva: 12.5 mln Ukraine pensioners live at cost of 6 mln honest workersIn addition to the salaries of the president and the prime minister, the resolution fixes the salaries of public administrators, who are not covered by the law on civil service. Accordingly, the head of the presidential administration will receive UAH 18,000, the first vice-prime minister – UAH 18,000, the vice-prime ministers – UAH 17,000, and the ministers – UAH 16,000.
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will receive UAH 18,000 and the head of the Antimonopoly Committee will receive UAH 13,300.
"The decision comes into force from the date of its publication and is applicable from May 1, 2016," the report says.