Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poroshenko Promises to Raise Ukrainian Army Pay to $83 a Day
Kyiv Post ^ | May 28, 2014

Posted on 05/28/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway

At an unknown campaign stop before the presidential election, now President-elect Petro Poroshenko promised to make strengthening the Ukrainian army his top priority. Porohsenko said he could attract volunteers by upping the salary from $50 a month to $83 a day and providing each volunteer with $83,000 in life insurance. He pledged to make the change on May 26. EuroMaidan PR, the official public relations arm of the EuroMaidan Revolution, made the subtitles to the 1:17 video.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: army; poroshenko; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 05/28/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Promising’s one thing, delivering is another.

Still, if he could deliver on that promise...83 bucks a day is probably a very comfortable wage in Ukraine.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 4:44:22 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

$83 a day? Wow


3 posted on 05/28/2014 4:45:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

In South Korea privates get paid about $76 a month (less than minimum wage which is about $4.20 an hour or something)


4 posted on 05/28/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

It’s extravagant considering many expenses are already covered. (Just consider that it WAS $50 a month.) I don’t think American privates are paid near that much, and the wages of comparable work in Ukraine are probably a fraction of what Americans get.

Sounds like they’re signing up mercernaries rather than patriots.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 5:10:23 PM PDT by dangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I have some doubt that this is correct. They simply don’t have the money to support an army at that price. They had one of the greatest armies in the world when they became independent.....and blew it.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 5:11:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I’ve heard they’ve had to reinstate the draft due to lack of soldiers willing to fight their own people.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 5:13:24 PM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

With pay like that maybe they can raise a real professional force.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 5:14:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Greatest armies in the world? Built by communist Russia...freedom is much better!


9 posted on 05/28/2014 5:17:41 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: dangus
Sounds like they’re signing up mercernaries rather than patriots.

"Rather than" patriots"?

That makes no sense.

Why would patriots shy away from more money?

10 posted on 05/28/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT by FreeReign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: FreeReign

No reason at all. The question is why WOULDN’T they serve for any less money; why does the Ukraine army have to pay so much more money than they WERE?


11 posted on 05/28/2014 6:12:59 PM PDT by dangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

~Promising’s one thing, delivering is another.

Still, if he could deliver on that promise...83 bucks a day is probably a very comfortable wage in Ukraine.~

Not a problem with Obama money.

It worked in Georgia at the time with US taxpayers’ help.

A country was still oxacart, but government buildings were world class, state employees and military were paid well, times over the rest of population.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 6:14:26 PM PDT by wetphoenix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dangus
why does the Ukraine army have to pay so much more money than they WERE?

Good objective question.

Here's another one I'm sure you're asking.

Why are many of the militants in Donetsk and Luhansk from outsie of Ukraine?

13 posted on 05/28/2014 6:27:57 PM PDT by FreeReign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: FreeReign

‘’Why are many of the militants in Donetsk and Luhansk from outsie of Ukraine’’

Ah, they are the ones getting paid

high wages by putlerturd, and co..

and also bonuses per head killed..


14 posted on 05/28/2014 7:32:17 PM PDT by hubel458
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: FreeReign

I don’t know. And you’re a fool if you think you do.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:52 PM PDT by dangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dangus

FOLLOW THE MONEY—

they are the ones getting paid

high wages by putlerturd, and co..

and also bonuses per head killed..


16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:14:48 PM PDT by hubel458
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
In South Korea privates get paid about $76 a month

Are they conscripts?

17 posted on 05/29/2014 4:00:26 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Current exchange rate for the Hrivna is about 11.5/1 against the dollar. That is a pretty big bump. Potatoes are at about 8 Hrivna for a kilo (2.2 lbs)


18 posted on 05/29/2014 4:04:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Freelance Warrior

For 21 months they are


19 posted on 05/29/2014 5:06:51 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

In this case it’s just a toothpaste & shoe polish allowance like in the Soviet Army.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 7:46:12 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: hubel458

Could you repeat that in sentence form and not initiate a conversation with pronouns?


21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by dangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: dangus

Only a fool wouldn’t think that military recruiting problem is worse on the separatist side.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 11:02:26 AM PDT by FreeReign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson