Defense Ministry spokesperson, Lt. Col. Dmytro Hutsuliak said at today's briefing, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
"Mobilized soldiers can sign a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine without leaving the service. The state provides a social welfare payment for this category of servicemen. Pursuant to a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, they are entitled for a lump sum compensation (ten minimum wages or 14,500 hryvnia ($555) for an officer, nine minimum wages or 13,050 hryvnia ($500) for a sergeant, eight minimum wages or 11,600 hryvnia ($444) for a soldier)," he said.
As noted, these servicemen have their jobs, average salary and pensions retained.
"These benefits will be kept until the expiration of the special period and the announcement of general demobilization," Hutsuliak stressed.
The Defense Ministry also reminded that the guaranteed monthly allowance for a first year contract soldier makes 7,000 hryvnia ($269), while an officer is paid a 9,000-hryvnia ($344) salary.
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