The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine increased defense spending in the 2015 budget in the amount of 5, 3 billion hryvnia (about 240 million), funds will be used to conduct special operations in the Donbass. The proper decision was supported by 227 people's deputies with the required minimum of 226 votes.
The bill provides for increased cost of funding to conduct special operations on the $ 5, 3 billion hryvnia within the approved indicators of the state budget of Ukraine for 2015.
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 country's leader 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.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".