The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the level of defense of his state is still minimal, despite the successes of the army.
"Only one year in the country, which for 2 decades accustomed to senseless absurd policy of pacifism, created the modern armed forces. They wrested from the invaders most of the Donbas. Despite the success in the army, we should frankly admit that we have provided, although well other than a year earlier, but still a minimum level of defensibility of the country. Not all the holes patched up, sometimes still lack the most needed, the more than that the size of the army increased, " said Poroshenko, speaking out in the annual address to the Verkhovna Rada, transfers news Agency.
The Ukrainian authorities intend to allocate homeland security and defense in 2015, about 4 billion dollars. According to information from the Ministry of defence of the state, the defense budget of Ukraine in 2015 is about $ 2 billion, or 2, 7% of GDP, in 1, 7 times more than in the previous year. In may 10 military and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine appealed to the government With a request to allocate an additional nearly 769 million in connection With the expansion of the army. Last week Poroshenko has signed a new strategy of national security, the implementation of which will require the annual payment of the security sector and defence level is More than 5% of GDP. Poroshenko also said that Kyiv will continue to increase defense spending, will continue to update the high command of the armed forces of Ukraine, informs RIA " news ". Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv Authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.