The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law to increase 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 relevant law "signed by the President August eleven," according to the Internet office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
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 Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass discussed during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.