This was said by the leader of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko during his working visit to Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region on Tuesday, February 13.
He stressed that the government, without indexing the pensions of military pensioners, was extremely unfair. “Military pensioners, perhaps, are most offended in our country. People feel themselves just thrown out of life. This is trouble. The government is extremely unfair to military pensioners and law enforcement pensioners. Without increasing their pensions, the Cabinet violated its own normative documents,” the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC explained.
“When, during an hour of questions to the government, we asked the prime minister why the pension of military pensioners were not indexed, the answer was amazing – because it required UAH 40 billion for this, and it is not available. It is possible to take these funds from the costs of the prosecutor’s office, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Presidential Administration, the Verkhovna Rada, it is necessary not to pay double salaries for MPs. Restore social justice. All people are waiting for this. But the authorities do not want to help people,” Yuriy Boyko said.
He stressed that the OPPOSITION BLOC would not leave this question and would fight for the rights of military pensioners.
“We appealed to the court to achieve recalculation of pensions. We also sent an appeal to the Prosecutor General to give a legal assessment of the violations, which made these people deceived. This problem needs to attract public attention so that the rights of military pensioners are protected. This is the beginning of the struggle. We will fight with them,” the MP said.
“We did not vote for one of the “reforms” – neither for the pension, nor for the medical, or for the educational. We also did not vote for the state budget - 2018. All this is absolutely unfair and anti-popular documents,” Yuriy Boyko summed up.