Batkivschyna press service reports that on January 14parliamentary decree # 302 of the Speaker set monthly premium of 88per cent on the salary of Arseniy Yatsenyuk as a factionchairman.
Yatsenyukaddressed to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada in a letter, whichdemands to immediately repeal the decree and instruct the relevantdepartment of the Parliament not to charge the mentioned premiumdue to his rejection of it.
The oppositioncalls for the abolition of benefits to people's deputies. Member ofBatkivschyna faction and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee onRegulations, Parliamentary Ethics, and Operation of the VerkhovnaRada Andrii Pyshnyy introduced amendments to the law "On the Statusof the People's Deputy of Ukraine" and the State Budget2013.
He proposes toabolish, in particular, the payment of deputies financialassistance for health recovery in the amount of double monthlysalary, the provision of free vouchers for treatment and spatreatments, as well as one-time compensation of expenses to createadequate living conditions.