Ukraine’s monthly budget deficit stands at $5B, president says

Ukraine’s monthly budget deficit stands at $5B, president says

The monthly budget deficit of Ukraine amounts to US$5 billion.

That’s according to President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, who raised the issue during a Q&A with Chile’s university community, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We really want our economy to recover. Today we’re suffering. We’re $5 billion short every month. I mean we’ve such a major deficit," Zelensky said, noting that it is currently very difficult to pay people their wages.

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At the same time, the president is convinced that everything will be restored.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on February 24, the Russian Federation began a new stage of the eight-year war against Ukraine – a full-scale offensive.

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