For the first time since 2008, the government will increase the pensions of military retirees, Vice Premier and Social Policy Minister of Ukraine Sergiy Tigipko has said.
"We have signed an agreement with public organizations of military retirees on a gradual increase of the pensions of military retirees from July 1. In general, their pensions will grow by 36% within half a year," Tigipko said during an hour of questions to the government at the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, May 18.
According to him, the pensions for years of service will increase to UAH 2,614 from UAH 1,964. The disablement pensions will grow to Hr 3,036 from Hr 2,281, and payments to families that lost a breadwinner will rise to Hr 1,553 from Hr 1,167.