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 Interior Ministry's budget for 2017 is that of progress and development, - Avakov

The budget of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine for 2017 is satisfactory.

This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Censor.NET reports citing the ministry's Facebook page.

Financing of the State Emergency Service for 2017 has been increased up to 3,878,800,000 hryvnia ($143.66 million), which is by 58 percent more compared to 2016.

"These funds will allow increasing the minimum wages from 3,100 to 5,000 hryvnia ($185 monthly - ed.)," Avakov wrote.

The National Guards, State Border Service, and State Immigration Service received budgets for development and progress.

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The key task of the Immigration Service in 2017 will be issuance of individual ID cards that are to replace old passports, Avakov noted.

The increase in the State Border Service's budget will allow for motivating employees and support their professional learning.

The minister said that additional financing of 3 billion hryvnia is required for the National Police of Ukraine to provide for increase in police officers' salaries.

Avakov said the 2017 budget will allow for replacing of all road police departments across the country for new service centers by July 2017.
 
 
 
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