Defense sector funding cannot be cut – NSDC Secretary Danilov

Defense sector funding cannot be cut – NSDC Secretary Danilov

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Russia’s ongoing aggression in eastern Ukraine remains one of the key threats to national security, so the level of funding for the security and defense sector for the next year cannot be reduced.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said this during a meeting on the defense budget for 2021, the NSDC press service reported.

“Danilov called the ongoing military aggression in eastern Ukraine one of the key threats to national security. The NSDC Secretary stressed the importance of rearmament of the army, strengthening intelligence capabilities, cybersecurity, and support for the domestic defense industry,” the report reads.

At the same time, Danilov noted that given the existing threats, it is impossible to reduce the current level of funding for the security and defense sector.

The participants of the meeting discussed the needs of the subjects of the security and defense sector for funding for the next year, emphasizing the priority areas.

Following the discussion, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine was instructed to shortly work out the possibility of increasing funding for national security and defense needs.

The next meeting on this issue is scheduled for the nearest future.

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