Turchinov demands NATO – level pay for Ukrainian servicemen

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August 1 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

DNR News – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov demanded from the authorities to increase the salaries of servicemen and bring its structure to NATO standards.

The structure of the monetary security of the Ukrainian serviceman must comply with NATO standards, at least 70-80% – the official salary and additional payment for military rank. Today, this indicator makes up 10-15% … I demand at budgetary planning, to considerably to raise a monetary maintenance of our military men. – Turchinov wrote on Tuesday on his website. 

According to him, the worthy provision of servicemen is a matter of national security. The Ukrainian military budget is not on par to NATO of course, but anything is possible with the help of the US State Department. 

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