President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has set a task for the Cabinet of Ministers to raise the level of the minimum wage in Ukraine.
"Ukrainians deserve a decent salary. I know it's not easy to do. However, we have not been looking for easy solutions when we came to power," the Head of State said.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Minister of Finance Serhiy Marchenko worked out this issue by making relevant calculations. Today, the Prime Minister reported on the preliminary schedule of increasing the minimum wage. Thus, from September 1 this year it will be increased to UAH 5,000, from January 1 next year - to UAH 6,000, and from July 1, 2021 - to UAH 6,500.
"It seems pretty realistic. I am glad that it is possible to implement in a year. The welfare of Ukrainians is the main indicator of our efficiency," the President stressed.