Ukrainian defense budget was not designed to increase the army to 250 thousand People, said on the last working day of the week in the Parliament, the Deputy Minister of defence Yuri Gusev.
"The state budget was planned and calculated, at least 140 thousand Soldiers, but in fact currently with regard to your decisions, the decisions of the President have 250 thousand Soldiers, and taking into account the issue of demobilization and additional mobilization within waves of mobilization, are in some places not less than 250 thousand Soldiers ", - quotes the Deputy Minister RIA " Novosti ". In March, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law to increase the number of military power of Ukraine up to 250 thousand People. First, the number of Ukrainian army was approved within 184 thousand People. The Ukrainian authorities intend to allocate homeland security and defense In the current year, 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 769 almost a million dollars in connection with the expansion of the army. At the end of may 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.