Monday, April 3 2017 20:17 EEST
Ukraine
President: Premium for servicemen performing combat missions in the ATO area will be increased in April
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Starting from April 2017, the premium for servicemen performing combat missions in the ATO area will be increased up to 7500 hryvnias. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko at festivities on the occasion of graduation of students of operational-strategic and operational-tactical level in Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defence University of Ukraine.

“After consultations with the Minister of Defence and the Chief of the General Staff, I have made a decision and instructed to increase the volume of additional monetary reward for the performance of combat tasks in the ATO area starting from April 1,” the Head of State noted.

“Additional 1500 hryvnias. In general, as an addition to salary, allowance will equal 7500 hryvnias,” Petro Poroshenko added emphasizing that it goes about the warriors directly on the touch line.

According to him, the volume of premium for those who fulfil combat missions on the second line will be increased by 1100 hryvnias. “The overall volume of premium will equal 3500 hryvnias,” the President said emphasizing that in both cases it goes about the additional premium to salary.

The Head of State emphasized that the state has been taking efforts to increase social protection of its defenders. He informed on a new initiative of providing housing for the military.

“We have made a decision to initiate new practice of ensuring housing perk for the graduates of the National Defence University of Ukraine directed to the military service. This year, about 20% of graduates, first of all those directed to the performance of combat missions, will get permits to apartments,” Petro Poroshenko noted. The President instructed Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak to ensure housing for 100% of such servicemen in 3-4 years.

Press service of the President of Ukraine

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