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 Retirement age can be raised after increase in life expectancy in Ukraine, - Vice Prime Minister says

It will be possible to consider raise of the retirement age of Ukrainians only after the increase in the life expectancy.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko said during his working visit to Lviv, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"It will be possible to speak about raise of the retirement age for Ukrainians when their life expectancy and living standards are high. Because the average age of our men is 65 years now. Therefore, we must not provide a person with the pension coverage just before his death," Rozenko said.

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According to him, the government plans to improve the living standards of Ukrainians and especially the level of health care over the next 10 years which will boost the life expectancy in the country.

"That's when we will be able to debate on the retirement age raise," the Vice Prime Minister summed up.

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