The head of state announced on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
The press service of the president reported that Poroshenko thanked the government and the parliament for joint efforts that led to the adoption of this important document.
"I want to congratulate all retirees, as the justice is being restored. I stress that the bill provides for increase not only now, as such increases were always attempted on the eve of election. We do it now, and modernization of pensions has been envisioned as an efficient mechanism on regular basis," Poroshenko said.
"I want to congratulate all Ukrainians, because one day, we will all be retired. It's important that the justice has been restored by this pension reform."
Poroshenko said that it's important to do their best for the quickest recalculation of pension payments for Ukrainian retirees.
"They have been scaring us for a while that we would not be able to implement the pension reform without increasing the pension age. We have jointly found the best mechanism. I would like to stress that our argumentation was so convincing that it was supported by the international community," the head of state said.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the bill on the pension reform on Oct. 3. The document provides that pension payments are modernized, and qualifying minimum insurance period increased from 15 to 25 years effective Jan. 1, 2018. The bill was supported by 288 MPs out of 226 required.