Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this at the Ukraine Reform Conference in London on July 6, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"External public debt amounts to 80% of the gross domestic product. This is a huge burden for our country. The deficit of the Pension Fund’s budget is 5% of GDP," Groysman said.
According to him, Ukraine has to spend a lot of money on security and defense because of Russia's aggression. There are also other challenges that have to be overcome, he added.