The minimum wage in Ukraine will be doubled in the next year. Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman has announced it at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. According to the Prime Minister, no one Ukrainian will receive a salary less than 3200 hryvnias from the 1st of January 2017. V. Groisman stressed that it would be concerned both public and private sector.

According to the speech of the Prime Minister, it was originally planned to approve the minimum wage of 1600 hryvnias. But the government has found the opportunity to increase this figure by half. Vladimir Groisman has also noted that minimum subsistence level for 2017 would be 3200 hryvnias too.

Today the minimum wage and the minimum subsistence level in Ukraine are 1450 UAH.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko has declared that since January 2017, the employers had to raise the salaries to their employees by 20-30%. This is connected with a decrease in a single social contribution to the state budget.