Zelensky believes that salary of $200 is not poverty

Salaries in Ukraine in the amount of $190-220 are not indicators of poverty in our country. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky at a press conference in Kyiv today, – correspondent of OstroV reports.

This way he commented on the UNICEF forecast that more than 6 million people in Ukraine could be below the poverty line due to the socio-economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

“They (UNICEF – OstroV) have world statistics, they compare the minimum wage, and on the whole, our average salary is lower. This is not quite adequate (in a good sense) information about Ukraine… It seems that all people who will receive $190-220 believe that they are poor. Yes, this is quite a small salary compared to European or American standards. I understand that their $250 is a penny-ante salary. This is a small salary for us as well, but this is not poverty in Ukraine”, – he said.

As previously reported, ex-Minister of Education in the government, formed by the Ze-team, Anna Novosad stated that she could not afford herself to give birth and raise a child for $1360 of salary per month.

(C)OSTROV 2020


  1. He could prove his (lame) claim by living off of this money for two or three years. Most people have to do so all of their lives.
    What sort of full-blown idiot did Ukraine vote into office?

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