The Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine will look at the issue of increasing defense spending, said on the first day of the week at the enlarged meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country's leader Petro Poroshenko.
"Ukraine spends on defense is 40 times less than Russia. In the near future the Council will look at the issue of increasing defense spending ", – quoted expression Poroshenko news Agency.
The Ukrainian leader also said that after a few days there will be a meeting of the national security Council on the country's military budget for the next year." Any day will be the meeting of the national security Council on the country's military budget for the next year ", – he said. On Sunday, the head of Ukraine said that has worked hard to create a plan " B " to resolve the situation in Donbass, but leaves no hope for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. In the last period the situation in the Donbass deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. In DND stated that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health.