The Minister of social policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva declares that the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 704 of 30 August about the new size allowance for military personnel from January 1, 2018 will not come into force without the adoption of the draft law on the recalculation of pensions for the military.

“Provided that there is a law on amendments to the law on pension support of servicemen,” he said in comments to the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, answering the question of raising salaries for the military from January 1, 2018.

A. Reva said that the government’s decision will not take effect until the adoption of the law on recalculation of pensions to the military.

According to him, the shortcomings of the current legislation on pension provision for military lead to the fact that not the entire amount cash collateral is taken into account in pension provision.

“Today, the cash collateral, which is recorded in pension provision of military, it is not complete and contains only some of the components, even though we already pay a single social contribution for military with full cash collateral”, – said the Minister.

A. Reva said that participating in the antiterrorist operation military cash security is much more than those in the rear, however, in accounting for the pension it is not.

“Cash collateral will be revised after the adoption of the new law,” – said the Minister.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decree No. 704 of 30 August approved a new size allowance for members of the Armed forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies.

The salaries of the Deputy and Vice commanders of the Armed forces, commanders of the armed forces, chief of joint operational headquarters established in the amount of about 10.7 thousand UAH, platoon commander, from 3.35 to 3.7 thousand UAH, the fee for the rank of General of the army in the amount of 1.86 thousand UAH, major – 1,4 thousand UAH, the soldier and the sailor – 560 UAH.

While the resolution noted that it will enter into force on 1 January 2018.