A meeting on a balanced approach to financial support of servicemen and law enforcement officers was held at the Office of the President of Ukraine
Following the instructions of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a meeting was held to discuss a reasonable and balanced approach to determining the amount of financial support of servicemen of the Armed Forces, other military formations and law enforcement agencies.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, Deputy Heads of the Presidential Office Roman Mashovets, Yulia Svyridenko and Oleh Tatarov, as well as Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran, Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky, First Deputy Minister of Finance Denys Ulyutin, heads of intelligence agencies and other security and defense structures participated in the meeting.
The NSDC Secretary noticed that Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed to consider the implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of November 5, 2020, which addresses the disparities in the amount of financial support for personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations and law enforcement agencies. Oleksiy Danilov added that this issue still needs to be resolved.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Roman Mashovets stressed the importance of balanced unification of financial support.
“We understand that there are certain categories of military personnel in different components of the security and defense sector who perform almost the same tasks, given the tasks which pose risk for life and the complexity of their duties. This issue requires a very careful and attentive approach”, - Roman Mashovets said.
He pointed out that it is necessary to establish clear stages of unification.
Based on the results of the meeting, proposals will be prepared to the President of Ukraine to address the problem of imbalance in financial support of servicemen and law enforcement officers, to ensure a reasonable, balanced approach to determining the amount of financial support of servicemen (officers and soldiers).