Expenses of Ukraine on defence and security in the coming year will amount to around 100 billion hryvnia (about 4, 3 billion dollars at the current exchange rate of the national Bank of the country), said on the first day of the weekend at the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
As chief said, the draft U.S. defense budget for the next year, which is currently undergoing due process, provides for appropriation of $ 300 million to strengthen Ukraine's defence capability.
"at least seven billion hryvnia - this is a very large sum. The most if measured by the standards of our own expenditure on defence secure complex, which in the coming year will be one hundred billion hryvnia, " - said Poroshenko.
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.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict steel not less than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.