Ukraine in planning of the military budget of the country for 2016 comes from the fact that active hostilities in the Donbass will not, But in case of aggravation of the situation can increase defense spending, said Wednesday at a meeting of the national security Council, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"the Manager drew attention that the planned defense expenditures come from in relation to the optimistic forecast of the situation in the East (of Ukraine - ed.)", - is informed in the report of the press service of the President.
"At least that the truce will last, and active hostilities will not, and we will be able to finish the restoration of the fighting capacity of the army, which was destroyed in previous years. But in the case of significant aggravation, we must be prepared for the fact that these costs will have to increase ", - said Poroshenko.
According to his statement, in the coming year Kyiv will combine military efforts with diplomatic.
The head of state recalled that in the strategy of national security of Ukraine the financing needs of security and defence estimated at More than 5% of GDP. According to military doctrine, specifically on defense must spend More than 3% of GDP.