As reported by Censor.NET, the president wrote on Facebook that the law was signed due to joint efforts of volunteers and lawmakers.
"This is the result of a huge job done with participation of the Defense Ministry, General Staff, volunteers, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, thanks to which the program to improve servicemen's social protection has been developed," he said.
"I remind that a mobilized sniper received 600 hryvnia (about $23) per month in 2014. A sniper carrying out missions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone now receives about 600 hryvnia per day. Moreover, I instructed to increase wage premium for the military personnel deployed at the forefront in the ATO zone. It should now amount to 7,500 hryvnia while the total salary may start from 15,000 hryvnia. In addition to patriotism, this is a very powerful motivation and an adequate effort of the state to take care of its servicemen," the head of state wrote.