We will continue to increase the motivation and social protection of our troops - Head of State2019-04-17 09:25:55 | ID: 49117
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that social protection, material and financial support of those who protect our state on the front will continue to increase. The Head of State announced this during a live broadcast on “112 Ukraine” TV channel in “Pulse” program.
Petro Poroshenko expressed his conviction that those who have been on the frontline since 2014 “with their own eyes saw a huge distance passed by our Armed Forces”, because the Ukrainian army was not just “at zero”, it was in a “deep minus”.
The President noted that, with the onset of hostilities in east Ukraine, a large number of generals had retired or had been dismissed. “The most decent remained to defend the country. And those who proved themselves on the front have good career prospects,” he said.
“I am proud of the fact that to date, those who were majors, lieutenant colonels, today are generals and colonels, if they are brigade commanders. But today it is an elite of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The people honored and respected by soldiers. And the people treat them accordingly. For the army today is the category that enjoys the highest level of trust among all state institutions. Deserved trust,” Petro Poroshenko stressed, noting that he was honored as President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to be responsible for this direction.
“Starting from April 1, for those warriors who are on the front, we have increased the money supply for another two thousand hryvnias. And today, the warrior on the front gets only an additional payment of 12 thousand UAH, and money supply of more than 10 thousand. The warrior on the front does not receive less than 22 thousand 200 hryvnias, starting from April. This is fair,” he said.
At the same time, Petro Poroshenko said that the facts of abuse in the issue of military housing would have a corresponding reaction. “I am convinced that there is a large number of abuses in apartment-operating units and in commissions that determine disability. Today, on my instructions, the Minister of Defense appealed to the military prosecutor, relevant operational groups were created, and we will bring them all to light,” he said.
“The key point is not that crimes are not committed, but that there is no ‘umbrella’. And if you committed a corrupt crime, you certainly would not be protected by anyone. And my position is that the President is not a cop or a judge. Moreover, I am a bad judge. But there are people who, according to their professional duties, should take responsibility and ensure impartial, honest legal proceedings, realizing the right of people to justice,” the Head of State added.
“I heard, I promise and I thank you again. Both in the allocation of apartments and in matters of money security, and today there are social packages that significantly increase the motivation and social protection of military personnel, we will continue to do so. And we will bring order in the disability commission,” Petro Poroshenko addressed volunteer Natalia Yusupova who underscored the existing violations of the law and abuses by military officials in relation to the military.
The President also thanked the troops who voted for him in the first round of the elections. “I want to thank those who voted for me in the army. And I’m proud to announce that I won the voting in the army. I want to say that such an assessment is extremely important not only to the President, but also to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko said.