The defense budget of Ukraine in 2016 will increase to 5% of GDP, said the Director of the Department of social and humanitarian policy of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Valentyn Fedichev.
first it was claimed that the defense Ministry of Ukraine hopes for the allocation of approximately 87 billion hryvnia (about 4, $ 1 billion) for their needs in 2016, which is two times more than was allocated for defense in 2015, RIA " Novosti "." The Cabinet of Ministers supported the increase in the defense budget in 2016 at 5% of gross domestic product. This civil feat of the Ukrainian people, "said Fedichev in the air of the Ukrainian" 5th channel ". According to him, in 2015 was allocated 45 billion USD for the financing of the armed forces. Fedichev also clarified that if in September 2014, the Ukrainian military had to own up to 50 combat-ready battalions, in September 2015, this figure had reached 150.