The problem of trade between Ukraine and non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions should be solved by negotiations.
Member of Ukrainian parliament Semen Semenchenko involved in trade blockade of the temporarily occupied territory in eastern Ukraine disclosed actual coal reserves at the Sloviansk and Kramatorsk thermal power plants (TPPs).
The head of the Social Policy Ministry says the retirement age in Ukraine will not increase. However, a citizen must earn a certain term of service enough for retirement. The draft bill on the pension reform is ready.
Minister of Social Policy Andrii Reva says the International Monetary Fund insists on raising the retirement age in Ukraine.
In spring 2017, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine plans to present a bill on pension reform to the Verkhovna Rada.
The final version of pension reform has not yet been developed. The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine is considering various options and principles of reform. It will be possible to talk about the final version only after it is publicly discussed, considered by the Cabinet of Ministers, and submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Ukraine should return to unified rules of pension payments stipulating for their dependence on Pension Fund premiums paid by citizens.
The minimum wage of a teacher with the lowest occupational qualification will be 5,266 hryvnia ($202 monthly) starting from Jan. 1, 2017.
An additional 160 billion hryvnia (about $6.4 billion) would be required from the state budget to keep the rates of utility services at the current level.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to increase the minimum wage to improve social security and consumer purchasing power.
The government has no plans to raise the retirement age in Ukraine so far. However, it will be needed to be done in the future.
Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andrii Reva says that the Cabinet of Ministers has developed the bill on benefits monetization.