According to Ukrainian News, he stated it after visiting the Cherkasy Oblast diagnostic consultation center.
After the speech, and inspection of the center's premises the President went to talk to people who began asking questions.
In particular, the residents of Cherkasy were interested in the matter of wages increase for state employees. "We should not kid ourselves. Everything we earn will be ours and we will divide it the right way: first of all, to the poor, for those who cannot earn for themselves, in particular, pensioners and people with disabilities," the President said.
He stressed that raising social benefit payments depends on the performance of the economy. "Look at what is being done in Europe: a reduction of wages and social benefits," said the head of state.
He noted that in Ukraine the social payments and wages have been gradually increasing for the past 3 years.