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News | 1305 | 14.02.2017

Calculations of Klymenko: the power will reduce the amount of pensioners by three times

Pension reform of government will lead to reduction of the number of Ukrainians, who will receive a pension by a third. Such calculations were published by Oleksandr Klymenko – the leader of the «Uspishna Kraina» – on his Facebook page. Moreover, the politician described his calculations and mechanism of implementing this reform.

“Current government will sign a new memorandum for the sake of another IMF loan. One of the key points, which will be fixed in it, is the pension reform. Nowadays, it is not clear exactly, which are the onerous terms presented in the document. If they state it publicly, there will be a social explosion,” – Klymenko explained the situation.

He is confident that there will be no clear provisions about increase in retirement age. “First of all, documents will be signed, after that – the Verkhovna Rada will make fatal decisions at night”, – the politician wrote. It will happen by the end of April. Since January 1, 2018, the pension reform will come into force.

“As a result, Ukrainians will get retired later. In fact, retirement age will not be increased. BUT! In order to receive even the minimum pension, pensionable service will be increased by 35 years. Such a fraud. It means that Ukrainians will be forced to work up to 65-67 years. In fact, it is almost to death – the average life expectancy in our country is 71 year “, – the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” quoted.

Thanks to this reform, the government is expecting for saving on pensioners at least 3% of GDP. “3% of GDP – is UAH 77.6 billion, or the annual amount of pension for one-third of retirees (namely, for 5,185,779 pensioners). The reform will lead to a drastic reduction of the one-third of pensioners – that’s the aim of the power”, – Klymenko believes.

According to the politician, it is important to save a socially oriented pension system in current situation. It comes about retaining the retirement age for men and women at level of 60 years. Pensionable service, which gives the right to receive the minimum old-age pension, should be at the level of 15 years.

“We do not need the IMF loans at the price, which Poroshenko, Groysman and others are ready to pay for”, – Klymenko summed up.

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