Poroshenko called for the equalization of salaries of guards and military APU

Порошенко выступил за выравнивание зарплат пограничников и военнослужащих ВСУ

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes the necessity of smoothing cash security guards with those who serve in the Armed forces of Ukraine, National guard and other law enforcement agencies. About it reports a press-service of the President.

“We have to take immediate decision on amendments to the State budget of Ukraine, and to improve cash security of the State border service”, – he said during a meeting of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine.

“It is unacceptable when we have military personnel from various agencies are funded in different ways, when we have soldiers in the Armed Forces, National guard, receives 7 thousand UAH, but the guard gets 4-4,5 thousand UAH. It is absolutely unacceptable”, – said Poroshenko.

The President stressed that the soldiers of the state tax service of UKRAINE along with fighters of VSU and national guard are serving in the ATO area, as well acting as for defense of the state.

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He proposed this question to the final decision of today’s meeting of the national security Council, and appealed to Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy with a proposal to support address this issue and ensure the alignment allowance.

It is noted that the bill must be submitted by the President to Parliament as a priority.

“Please identify this project as urgent on my behalf. We need to solve the issue of border guards in the near future”, – said Poroshenko.

He also noted the need to further strengthen contract component of the Armed Forces, preservation and indexation allowance. At the same time, he said, need to pay attention to questions of priority of acquisition of the warheads and the need to increase vocational differentiation when determining the level of funding the military. Cash security professional categories of military personnel and those who first came to the contract, should correspond to the level of knowledge and experience.

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“Seven thousand wages contractor – this is a significant achievement. However, today is not acceptable when the difference in cash collateral of the soldier-the contract employee who began service only, and the foreman of the brigade, who was 20 years old gave the Homeland and bears a huge responsibility for the organization of combat support, is 1.5-2 thousand UAH”, – he said.

In his opinion, it is necessary to establish proper motivation and to improve your own skills and in order to in addition to moral incentives were effective incentives to provide service in the area of ATO and on the line of contact.

Recall that in 2016, several times increased the money supply of the Ukrainian military personnel. Developed by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the budget of 2016 helped to improve the wages of an ordinary soldier in the rear by almost three times, from 2 to 341 USD 7 000 USD, a soldier, a member of the ATO – four times (up to 10 300 USD).

The border guards also raised the salary to the level of APU in 2015.

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