More than a quarter of Ukraine’s population fell below the poverty line

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More than a quarter of the entire population of Ukraine is below the poverty line, while about 80% of pensioners receive a pension below or at the level of the monetary poverty line, said Lyudmila Denisova, Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada.

According to her, the living wage in Ukraine is about $ 75 (5.7 thousand rubles) per month, and the minimum wage in the country is $ 176 (about 13.5 thousand rubles)

“Despite the increase in the level of wages, in Ukraine there is such a phenomenon as the poverty of workers. According to experts, every third worker does not have enough wages to meet the essential needs of life, “- quotes Denisova” 112 Ukraine “.

The Ombudsman added that every second able-bodied Ukrainian works on a secondary employment basis.

At the same time, journalists recalled that recently, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal announced the inability of the state to pay pensions in 15 years.

On July 20, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported that from January to May 2020, the country’s population decreased by 116.7 thousand people, and the death rate was twice as high as the birth rate.

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