The price surge for goods and services over the past twelve months has led to a decrease of basic social standards in real terms, including subsistence minimum and minimum pension, MP Serhiy Lovochkin stated commenting on the latest inflation data.
In July alone, the wage arrears in healthcare increased by 29 percent; since early 2021, the debt figure has grown almost fourfold. According to MP Serhiy Lovochkin, the government failed to solve the issue of salaries in all strategic directions.
While in most countries 2021 is a year for economic recovery after pandemic losses, Ukraine remains away from these processes. According to MP Serhiy Lovochkin, the lack of real economic program by the government resulted in stagnation after the decline in production.