Next year Ukraine plans to spend on defence 5% of GDP, the same as in 2015, said the head of the Ministry of Finance Natalia Jaresko.
"We are obliged to expend much in the military sector, 5% of GDP was spent in the past year, somewhere the same ? In the current year", - has told Jaresko, speaking about the preparation of the state budget for 2016, reports RIA " Novosti ".
first Secretary of the state security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine should not slash spending in the defense sector over the next year. 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 defense of Ukraine in September, said that needs funding in 2016 to $ 3, 1 billion dollars. On Thursday, the European Bank for restoration and development has lowered its forecast for the decline of Ukraine's GDP in 2015 to eleven, 5%. In 2016 is expected to grow ? Ukraine's economy, can be, will reach bottom by the second half of this year and will take the path of gradual recovery, according to EBRD experts. At the end of October, the national Bank of Ukraine gave an assessment of the country's GDP growth in the 3rd quarter of 1% compared with the previous quarter. Along with this, According to the head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva, the results, the regulator maintains its forecast of GDP for eleven, 6%. Along with this, in the first nine months of 2015, core inflation in Ukraine has reached 32, 2%. A severe Crisis of political power affects the economy and the budgetary sphere of Ukraine, in fact the country is on the verge of default. Increased unemployment, the national currency in one year dropped no less than 3 times.