The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, at its evening session, commenced consideration of the draft law elaborated by the Government on amendments to the state budget in the second reading and a package of bills on the pension reform. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman attended the sitting. Commenting on the need for adoption of the said decisions, the Head of Government stressed that elaborated bills are of critical importance for Ukraine.
«We begin to consider the landmark decisions for our country. On the one hand, these amendments to the state budget for 2017 submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, are stipulating for funding for the most burning social programs, ranging from benefits and subsidies and up to the enlargement of the nomenclature of the Available Medicine state program as well as program for medical rehabilitation of Ukrainians abroad and many other various social programs, including support for our security and defense sectors. The second issue is the consideration of the draft pension reform. It is crucial for us to approve these initiatives that are awaited by millions of citizens in the last day of the plenary session. We will count on your support», Prime Minister said in a statement.
The Head of Government recalled that the adoption of the abovementioned decisions will allow to allocate funds for vital social sectors as well as in the next two months to prepare in synergy with the Parliament draft legislation on pension reform for the second reading.