UAH 165 bln for defense in 2018 budget - PM Groysman

UAH 165 bln for defense in 2018 budget - PM Groysman

The Cabinet of Ministers will support an increase in total expenditures on security and defense in 2018 at a level of at least UAH 165 billion.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this in a video address on Saturday, according to the government portal.

"We have planned 165 billion hryvnias for security and defense in the budget of economic growth for 2018. The defense enterprises will provide the army with new tanks, new aircraft, armored vehicles, and cars. Our defenders will have modern weapons and equipment, and there will be decent wages. My principle - a developed state economy is a protected country," Groysman said.

As reported, the level of spending on security and defense in Ukraine this year exceeded UAH 120 billion.


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