Batkivschyna press service reports that on January 14 parliamentary decree # 302 of the Speaker set monthly premium of 88 per cent on the salary of Arseniy Yatsenyuk as a faction chairman.
Yatsenyuk addressed to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada in a letter, which demands to immediately repeal the decree and instruct the relevant department of the Parliament not to charge the mentioned premium due to his rejection of it.
The opposition calls for the abolition of benefits to people's deputies. Member of Batkivschyna faction and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Regulations, Parliamentary Ethics, and Operation of the Verkhovna Rada Andrii Pyshnyy introduced amendments to the law "On the Status of the People's Deputy of Ukraine" and the State Budget 2013.
He proposes to abolish, in particular, the payment of deputies financial assistance for health recovery in the amount of double monthly salary, the provision of free vouchers for treatment and spa treatments, as well as one-time compensation of expenses to create adequate living conditions.