The Council of national security and defense of Ukraine at a meeting on Wednesday in Accordance with the Strategy of the state security and military doctrine decided to recommend to the Cabinet to provide the level of spending on security sector and defence 5% of GDP, said the press service of the NSDC.
"Today during the meeting of the national security Council considered the budget of the security sector defence in 2016. Following the discussion it was recommended that the Cabinet of Ministers to provide the level of expenditure on the sector of security and defense in Accordance with the Strategy of national security of Ukraine and military doctrine in the amount of 5 % of GDP. Of these, More than 3% of costs are expected in the defense sector ", - reported in the report of the press service of the NSDC, RIA " Novosti ".
As noted, funding From the General Fund of the state budget will amount to More than 100 billion hryvnia (about 4, $ 4 billion at current exchange rates). In addition, expected additional funding From special funds and resources under state guarantees." the meeting also identified priority strategic military programs in the development and production of modern weapons and military equipment to be included in the state defence order for 2016. In the process of this discussion, the participants emphasized that state defense orders for 2016 will be approved without delay, immediately after adoption by Parliament of the law on state budget of Ukraine for 2016 ", - is informed in the report of the press service. As noted, in the secret mode has been considered on urgent action for the improvement of systems of air defence of Ukraine and construction of aerospace exploration. On 24 September, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has approved new edition of military doctrine, according to which actual military threat to the state is Russia.