The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has not received from the DoD request to increase payments to the military

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The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has not received from the Ministry of defense request to increase payments to the military, said Monday the acting Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova.

Previously, the website information military portal Ukrainian Military Pages published a letter to the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman which says that about 20 thousand soldiers are going to end 2018 to resign from the Ukrainian army, a third of them for small salaries. Poltorak also said that the defense Ministry intends from 1 November to raise the minimum wage to ordinary with 7, 5 thousand hryvnia ($280) to 9 thousand ($336), and officers from 11 thousand hryvnias ($411) to 15.3 thousand (over 570$). However, this defense Department in 2018, you need to obtain from the state an additional 4.5 billion hryvnia (168 million dollars).

«I got this information from the press. Get treatment (of the Minister of defence about the need to increase payments to servicemen. – Approx. ed.) — will be considered,» said Markarov, the TV channel «112 Ukraine».

She noted that the budget for 2018 for defense sector has 5% of GDP.

«So far, we do not envisage a revision of the state budget», — said the politologist.

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