Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered the Minister of Finance Natalia Jaresko to explore the possibility of allocation from the state budget additional funding for the army And law enforcement agencies.
"Total request all law enforcement agencies is 17 billion hryvnia (about 850 million), of which 8, 5 billion hryvnia (about 425 million dollars) is a request of the Ministry of defense. I Wish you, together with members of Parliament held a debate in order to demonstrate where we have revenues And we have additional costs. And so to remove, and among them all populist statements before the election about the fact that all the very want of indexation. In the 1-St of all, Ukraine needs to Finance national security And defense ", - said Yatsenyuk.
The Ukrainian authorities intend to allocate homeland security And defense in 2015 of about $ 4 billion. According to information from the Ministry of defence, the defence 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, ten 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. At the end of may the head of Ukraine Petro 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.