National Police of Ukraine chief announces pay rises amid police officers’ silent protest

6 January 2022, 03:52 AM

Ukrainian police officers will receive their first of two pay rises at the end of January this year, with the next increase expected in April, National Police Chief Ihor Klymenko wrote in Facebook on Jan.6. 

 He noted that wages would be increased first for patrol police officers, special forces soldiers and police officers from the Joint Forces Operation zone.

“I will note that the National Police chiefs of structural and territorial divisions will not receive wage increases,” Klymenko said.

Klymenko announced the pay raises amid a silent protest of the Ukrainian patrol police officers, that reportedly started in the end of December. Since then police officers have been issuing fines to drivers only for gross violations, demanding higher wages.

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The strike was called in protest at the low wages of police officers. As of today patrol police officers earn some UAH 11,200 or $407.37 per month on average, Ukraine’s Patrol Police website reads.

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