On the eve of the Victory Day, the government raised pensions to veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said at the opening ceremony of monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union Heorhiy Berehovyi and Amet-Khan Sultan, ForUm correspondent reports.

"On the eve of the Victory Day, at instruction of the President of Ukraine, the government has taken a series of measures aimed at the protection of veterans. We have once again raised their pension payments. It is a pleasant fact, because it is not easy to act in the current situation," Azarov noted.

The Prime Minister assured the veterans that such a policy will be continued in the future.

"We will do everything to provide our veterans with a well-deserved honor and respect," he promised.

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