The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law that predusmatrivaet additional allocation of 7, 1 billion hryvnia (more than $ 275 million) to the state budget on defense and security, total defense budget amounted to 129 billion hryvnia (about 4, 8 billion).
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine laid in the state budget for 2017 in the defence and security of 5% of GDP or 129 billion hryvnia (about 4, 8 billion dollars), fifteen billion hryvnia (about 560 million dollars) more than last year, RIA " Novosti ".
"Returned (to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine) signed by the President," - said in a report to Parliament. 14 Oct Poroshenko said that the cost of armed forces and security of Ukraine can not be an amount less than 5% of the national GDP, even amid a difficult situation in the economy and the issues with social welfare. Last week the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has increased the cost of funding for defense and national security of the country at 7, 1 billion hryvnia (274, 1 million dollars), making appropriate changes to the state budget for the current year. For example, expenditure on the Ministry of defence is increased by 3, 8 billion hryvnia (146, 7 million dollars). 16 Sep Poroshenko has blessed the allocation for the security sector and defense of Ukraine More than 5% of GDP. In this case, a speech on 6 September with an annual address to Parliament, Ukrainian commander reported that the country is able to afford to budget for 2017 is only 3% of GDP. However, the state dog of Ukraine to 2016 will account for 90% of the country's GDP.