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Russia manages to maintain a high level of combat capability despite the fact that the country’s military budget in times less than, for example, the US and NATO. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. His words leads TASS.
According to him, military spending will amount to 750 billion dollars this year, NATO — more than a trillion dollars. “We have a budget of 12-14 times less,” — said Borisov. Deputy Prime Minister also said that Russia is in sixth place in the world in absolute terms of money spent on weapons. Citing data from the Stockholm international Institute for peace studies SIPRI, Borisov said that in 2018, the country’s military spending totaled 61.4 billion.
At the end of December 2019, the military budgets of Russia and the USA compared the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. According to his forecast, Russia in 2020 will fall to ninth place in the world in military spending. The country maintains military spending at the same level for several years, and the fall was due to the increase financing of the defense industry in other countries.
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