The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a new size allowance for members of the Armed forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies from January 1, 2018.

As the correspondent of Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, the decision was taken at a government meeting on Wednesday.

“This decision will greatly enhance the social protection of servicemen and social justice. We go from the fact that monetary support of servicemen will be as before: 10-15% that goes to 17 and pension allowances, which are opaque and inefficient,” said the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak during the session on Wednesday.

According to the Minister, the scheme of financial support for the military has not changed for decades, and surcharges for the title since Soviet times.

The draft decision prepared pursuant to orders of the President and Prime Minister, with the participation of heads of law enforcement agencies.