New social standards to protect 15 mln Ukrainians - Jaresko

Salaries and pensions of Ukrainians may be increased already starting from September. The relevant government proposal has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Finance Minister of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said this at the enlarged Cabinet's meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"As a result of the execution of the State Budget for 2015, the government has offered the Verkhovna Rada raising social standards, planned for this year, not starting from December 1, as stipulated in the budget, but starting from September 1 this year. Such an increase can improve the social protection of the most vulnerable segments of the population that are most affected by devaluation and inflation, aggression in eastern regions" Jaresko said.

According to the Minister, social protection of about 15 million Ukrainians will be strengthened due to the increase in social standards.

By Ukrinform