Poroshenko said it during a working trip to the Zhytomyr region, Censor.NET reports referring to 112 Ukraine.
"We've made the minimum wage independent of the subsistence level so that its growth is not limited. The wage should not be less than the subsistence minimum, but no one forbids it to be so much more.
"How come the unemployment benefits equal wages? What kind of fool would go to work? One can apply for unemployment benefits, sit down and relax, receive 1,450 hryvnia ($56) that is the amount of the minimum wage. So we put it this way, the benefits will remain the same - 1,450 hryvnia per person. And a person that works full-time during the whole week will earn 3,200 hryvnia ($124 monthly), and this will be the difference," the president explained.