Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak has signed a decree to increase remuneration for servicemen on duty in the antiterrorist operation (ATO) area. Privates, sergeants and master sergeants of the highly mobile airborne troops and marines.
According to his Facebook post, servicemen on the first line of defence was increased from 7,500 to 10,000 hryvnyas [390 dollars] a month, for those on the second line from 3,500 to 4,500 hryvnyas.
The pay rise is effective as of September.
Privates, sergeants and master sergeants of the aeromobile airborne troops and marines will be paid 15-20 per cent more.