Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) will look on Wednesday the question of defense budget for 2016.
before the head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that Kiev plans to spend on defense in 2016, 5% of GDP. The new edition of the military doctrine of Ukraine provides for annual defense spending of More than 3% of GDP. These costs have been built into the budget for the current year. The Ministry of defence in September stated that needs funding in 2016 to $ 3, 1 billion dollars.
"Today (Wednesday) at the meeting of the Council of national security and defense under the leadership of the President of Ukraine (Petro Poroshenko) will address the issue of the defense budget. The government is ready to offer his vision of what the amounts of payment are required to be allocated for the following year on national security and defense ", - said Yatsenyuk on Wednesday at the meeting of the government.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. On February 12, negotiations were consensus about stop fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine for change about the decentralization of power and consolidation of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".