The leader of the OPPOSITION BLOC Yuriy Boyko said this during the meeting of the Conciliation board on Monday, March 12.
He stressed the need to amend the State Budget for 2018. “It is necessary to make a responsible decision to change the Budget - 2018. We warned that an attempt to build a police state at the expense of pensioners - a road to nowhere. And time showed that we were right. Now before the Verkhovna Rada there are about 200 military pensioners, who demand an increase pensions. And practically all pensioners feel themselves deceived by the state after carrying out the so-called pension reform,” the Co-Chairman of the opposition faction said.
“If the government does not know where to get money for military pensioners, then we can say. Reducing twice the utility tariff will allow to free up UAH 30 billion through subsidies. Reducing the financing of law enforcement agencies will free up another UAH 10 billion. These funds will be enough to raise pensions,” Yuriy Boyko stressed.
The politician also stressed that the OPPOSITION BLOC required dismissing Ulyana Suprun. “Our faction registered the draft Decree on the dismissal of the acting Minister of Health Ms. Suprun. In the conditions of the demographic crisis, her proposal to make childbirth paid offended all citizens of Ukraine. Every year the population of our country is reduced by 200 thousand people - this is the difference between mortality and fertility,” the parliamentarian said.
“When reviewing the budget, we require returning the payments for children that were until 2014. For the second child it was UAH 60 thousand, for the third – UAH 123 thousand. Today, payments are at the level of UAH 40 thousand. In the conditions of the fall of the national currency and rising prices – it’s nothing,” Yuriy Boyko emphasized.