(MENAFN - UkrinForm) The Cabinet of Ministers will approve a decision to raise pension payments for citizens with a long period of service.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this at a government meeting on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
'Today we will take a decision allowing 2.5 million Ukrainians to get an increase [in pensions], he said.
According to Groysman, women with more than 30 years of service and men with more than 35 years of service will receive raised pensions starting from July 1.
On average, the monthly pension will total at least UAH 2,000. The Cabinet of Ministers has assured that this will be the next stage in the recalculation of pensions and further increase will occur automatically.
"The changes that we've managed to introduce will take place regardless of political trends," the prime minister said.