30-40 thousand Ukrainian military are today at the forefront. These people sacrifice their lives and should receive a decent funding. However, the difference in salaries of soldiers in the rear and on the front line is only 1200 UAH. This was announced by Taras Pastukh, MP from the “Samopomich Union” faction, during his speech in Parliament.
“Contract soldiers, those mobilized, conscripts who are at permanent posts earn 7, 200 hryvnias, and the contractors and mobilized ones who are at the forefront in ATO earn 8, 400 hryvnias. People who go to the east think about what they are risking their lives for,” said Taras Pastukh.
Creation of a contract army requires a systematic approach and a clear motivation for the military. It is necessary to introduce a differential approach to payment for three categories of military: for those who are undergoing training, for contract soldiers, and for those who are carrying out combat missions onsite and are risking their lives 24 hours a day for the sake of the integrity of our country,” said the MP.
People, ordinary soldiers have not become the priority – and this is the main reason for the failure of the contract army, says Taras Pastukh. We recruit only a third of the amount of contractors required in Ukraine. Especially the lack of military is noticeable on the front line. “Instead of creating an efficient motivated army of contractors, the state is trying to hold the military who voluntarily went to the front from the first days of the war in bondage by deceit,” Taras Pastukh.