Ukraine, IMF won't discuss possibilities of raising retirement age
The issue of raising the retirement age in Ukraine, which has been discussed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has now been removed from the agenda, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko has said.
"At present, the issue of raising the retirement age has been removed from the agenda," he said on the 112 TV channel on Tuesday when asked if Ukraine has undertaken any obligations to the IMF to raise the retirement age.
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The minister added that although this matter is being currently discussed at various levels, his position coincides with that of the government and the president, that at the moment Ukraine has the opportunity to apply measures to fill the Pension Fund of Ukraine other than raising the retirement age. "Therefore, at present, the government will not submit any initiatives on raising the retirement age in Ukraine," Rozenko stressed.