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Maidan 'achievements': Ukrainians’ solvency cut by 20% within a year

Real wage index in Ukraine within January-March this year has decreased by 20% comparing to the same period last year, Ukrainian Statistics Service reports.

According to its data, the sharpest decrease is fixed in Lugansk Region – by 34.6%. It is followed by Kiev, Kharkov and Rovno regions, where the real wage index declined by 23% on average. The lowest decline – by 16% on average – was fixed in Donetsk Region and the city of Kiev.

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As of January 1, 2015, wage arrears in Ukraine reached 2.4 bn hryvnia, which is threefold more than last year (753 mn hryvnia). In USD equivalent, it rose only one and a half time, from $94 mn on January 1, 2014 to $152 mn on January 1, 2015.

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