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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has asked the European Commission to help with forming the payroll fund for government employees in Ukraine.
"The reformation of the system of payment for work and the help of our European partners, which I have already requested from the European commission, is to form the fund for an increase in government employees' salaries. This is being done so that we've got real professionals, those who are aware of what they are doing and those who are able to carry out respective reforms in the system," Yatseniuk said at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Corruption won't be rooted out if salaries haven't been doubled, he said.
"We should frankly acknowledge that if we don't increase salaries in the public sector, in the State Fiscal Service, we won't be able to eliminate corruption. And we won't be able to hire professionals, as they would prefer the private sector then if there is no motivation to work in government agencies," Yatseniuk said.