That's 32% more than the budget targets for 2016, Ukraine’s Youth and Sports Minister of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov said during a press conference at Ukrinform on Friday.
"The expenses in the amount of UAH 1 billion 897 million are budgeted for the needs of the Ukraine’s Youth and Sports Ministry for 2017. UAH 76 million is provided for the purchase of equipment for the national teams in Olympic and Paralympic sports," the Minister informed.
In addition, the average monthly salary of coaches, athletes of national teams of Ukraine will be raised, according to the Minister.
UAH 27.5 million is stipulated for the youth policy development in 2017, i.e. 25% more than in 2016.