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Ukraine plans to double the defence budget of the country. This was stated by the Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova, reports UNN.
According to her, the draft budget for 2020 it is planned to allocate more than 245 billion on security and defence of Ukraine. While in 2019 the needs of the defense Ministry, the government allocated about 101 billion hryvnias, wrote the portal “112 Ukraine”.
These funds will be partially allocated to the specific managers. “There is a separate new article is those funds that must be reallocated by the Council of national security and defense”, — she added.
“Increase of security and defense is one of the biggest priorities,” said Markarov. Also, according to her, in 2020 will increase the costs of labor and monetary support.
In April, the Advisor of the President of Ukraine Ivan Apartin has stated that the ability of the defence budget is severely limited. According to him, 80 percent of all of the money goes to the maintenance of the army, the rest — on the development of weapons and military equipment.
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