Ukraine will not reduce military spending, said the Prime Minister of the state Arseniy Yatsenyuk, noting the need for " strengthening the contractual and professional part in the armed forces of Ukraine ".
"this year, due to the efforts of the Ministry of Finance, We have identified almost 100 billion USD for the financing of the defense Ministry. We will not reduce the cost of funding the Ministry of defense "? said Yatsenyuk, RIA " Novosti ".
remember, at the end of July, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered the Minister of defense Stepan Poltorak " to start the calculations of transition of Ukraine on the classic professional army and modeling of a new training system and the new system for mobilization of soldiers." Later, adviser to the Minister of defense Yury Biryukov reported that the content of the professional army in Ukraine need more than 100 billion hryvnia (more than 4, $ 6 billion). At the end of may Yatsenyuk said that every day of hostilities in the Donbass is Ukraine 5-7 million dollars, while none of the partners of Kiev do not Fund these costs. According to Western media, the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine has put Kiev on the brink of bankruptcy. The Ukrainian leadership is not able to pay the external debts of the country. The administration has to ask for financial assistance from the IMF and Western countries, besides the greater part of this money goes to military spending or assigned. However, on Thursday, the international rating Agency Fitch on the news about reaching Kiev consensus with creditors on debt relief downgraded the long-term chart Issuer default ratings of Ukraine to the level of " default inevitable."