18 December 2017, 12:26



LPR authorities plan to increase pensions and social payments - Pasechnik

LUGANSK, December 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR authorities plan to rise pensions and social payments, LPR acting head Leonid Pasechnik said in his interview to Russia 24 TV channel.

"We have fulfilled our obligations on filling of the budget on 90 percent," he said. "Unfortunately pension increase amounted to eight percent only. I understand this is a minimal level, it’s the minimum of we could do. Unfortunately, in given circumstances of economic development, obviously, currently we cannot do more."

Pasechnik emphasized that LPR authorities "will put all possible efforts into raising the standard of living and wage income".

He also dismissed fake reports, published by Ukrainian media, on LPR alleged plans to cut salaries and pensions.

"I assure you, neither me nor my predecessors have signed and will not sign any documents on pensions and social payments cuts. The payments will only be raised in the nearest future."

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 December — Lugansk