The expenditure budget of Ukraine in the defense sector in the subsequent year cannot be reduced, taking into account the desire of Russia to increase its military budget, said Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.
yesterday print and electronic publications of Russia announced that the defence budget of the Russian Federation for the subsequent year will be increased by 4 billion dollars to 48 billion.
He said that taking into account active growth in the military potential of the Russian Federation, the budget of Ukraine for the next year " despite all the difficulties, are not able to decrease the Costs of the security sector and defense ".
"Our goal is to be ready to repel the aggressor and to liberate the occupied territories, and therefore we must supply the army with the most modern weapons and equipment, and our military - the worthy salary" - quoted Turchynov press service of the NSDC on Thursday.
He also said that immediately after the selection of the Cabinet of Ministers of the final parameters of the budget of the national security Council approves the defence budget and the state defense order.
The new edition of the military doctrine of Ukraine provides for annual defense Spending of More than 3% of GDP. Such Costs were included in the budget of Ukraine for the current year. The Ministry of defense of Ukraine in September, said that needs funding in 2016 to $ 3, 1 billion dollars.