At the same time raising the minimum wage will not significantly affect inflation and rising unemployment. Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says the growth of the minimum wage will stimulate consumer demand for Ukrainian products and help bring wages to a real subsistence minimum.
At the same time, as he wrote on Facebook, raising the minimum wage will not significantly affect inflation and rising unemployment.
Earlier, Shmyhal announced a preliminary schedule for raising the minimum wage: to UAH 5,000 (US$184) (+UAH 277 (US$10)) from September 1, 2020, to UAH 6,000 (US$221) from January 1, and to UAH 6,500 (US$239) from July 1, 2021. The law on the 2020 state budget established a minimum wage of UAH 4,723 (US$174).
Has Ukraine so many oil and gasfields it can afford a minimum wage higher (not much, but higher) than Russia?
Or is someone looting Russia to the core?