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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is proposed to allow conscripted men to travel abroad for a monthly fee. This said in draft law No. 8029.
According to the authors of the document, the unemployment rate in Ukraine has risen to 35%, which negatively affects the mood in society. Some of them – these are men who worked abroad before the full-scale invasion of Russia.
People's deputies offer men aged 18 to 60 to be released abroad under a monthly contribution of 5 living wages for able-bodied citizens. From July 1, 2022 year it is 2600 hryvnia, that is, the amount of the monthly fee – about 13 thousand hryvnias.
Parliamentarians also propose to take from men a written confirmation of the voluntary payment of funds to a special account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Out of every 100 thousand citizens liable for military service who will go to during martial law abroad on the proposed conditions, almost 270 million hryvnias will go monthly to the account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (if there were a million who left, it would be about 2.7 billion hryvnias additionally) monthly to the account of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)”, – the explanatory note says.
In addition, the deputies want to introduce a fee for Ukrainians who illegally traveled abroad during martial law. We are talking about a contribution of 10 tax-free minimums for able-bodied citizens, that is, 26 thousand hryvnias for each month of stay abroad.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga