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Wages of Ukrainian MPs tripled

The wages of the members of the Supreme Rada and some government officials have been almost tripled from 6,500 UAH to 17,500 UAH a month (more than $750).

Almost at one and the same time the government raised tariffs for the population and cut pensions to working pensioners.

Former MP Andriy Pavlovskiy hurried to congratulate pro-governmental MP Mustafa Nayyem on the raise. “Good news for Mustafa. A raise! On Apr 1 they raised not only tariffs for the population but also the wages of government officials and MPs,” Pavlovskiy said on Facebook on Apr 14.

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According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, in Jan-Feb 2015 the average salary in the country made up almost 3,500 UAH ($153) a month.

On Apr 1, the Ukrainian authorities raised the gas tariff from 1.09 UAH to 3.6-7.2 UAH per cubic meter (depending on consumption rate), the electric power tariff from 0.06 UAD to 0.21 UAD per one KWh, the heating tariff by 6-10 UAH per square meter, the hot water tariff by 55-57% to 40 UAH per cubic meter.

The National Bank of Ukraine expects this to cause 50% inflation.

Permalink: eadaily.com/en/news/2015/04/14/wages-of-ukrainian-mps-tripled
Published on April 14th, 2015 04:17 PM
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