Lawmakers will meet twice this month / Photo from UNIAN

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, plans to hold two meetings this month, on August 24 and August 25.

"The approved dates for the Verkhovna Rada's next meetings are August 24 when a ceremonial meeting [will be held] on Independence Day and August 25 when a special session of the Verkhovna Rada [is scheduled]," Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People ruling faction Oleksndr Kachura said on Telegram.

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Special session

  • Late in July, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced he would initiate an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada to ratify a memorandum on macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. It was expected to he held late in August.
  • The President's Office said that the special meeting would be held at the end of August to consider amendments to the national budget. Raising the minimum wage in the country to UAH 5,000 (about US$181) from September 1 is on the agenda.
  • On August 11, MP from the Servant of the People faction Danylo Getmantsev said he expected lawmakers would gather for a special meeting on August 25.