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“We should at least reach the level of social security comparable to that in the countries with similar economies, such as our neighbors,” he said at a meeting in Dnipropetrovsk on Tuesday.

“We have to catch up, and have to solve this problem,” Yanukovych said.

The president asked First Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovsky about minimum pensions and the size of living wages, and said that this problem needs to be solved as quickly as possible.

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