Ukraine Def. Min. hikes military salaries
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has signed an order on higher military salaries in 2016, Head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's communications and press department Oksana Havryliuk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"The Minister of Defense has signed an order on military salaries in 2016. The order has been drafted upon the request of the President of Ukraine regarding the significant increase in salaries for servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, restoration of the prestige and attractiveness of military service," she said.
"Pursuant to this task, during the formation of the state budget for 2016, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense carried out a great deal of work at the level of the Government, the Presidential Administration, the Budget Committee and the Defense and National Security Committee of the Verkhovna Rada," Havryliuk said.
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