Budget-2019: the defense will spend 210 billion

Бюджет-2019: на оборону потратят 210 миллиардов

The government will spend on defence record amount

On the social sphere next year it is planned to allocate more than 300 billion hryvnia.

In the draft budget for 2019 in terms of defense laid 209,5 billion. This was stated by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman during the presentation of the project to the Cabinet on Friday, September 14.

“The obvious priority is the Ukrainian army, the whole range, the whole field of security and defense. Expenses in this direction will be carried out in amount of 209,5 billion hryvnia,” – said the Prime Minister.

The question of the allocation of these funds remains within the competence of the national security Council, said Groisman, the Cabinet reports only the total of all planned expenditures for the maintenance of the defence sector.

Earlier in the NSDC said that the defence budget for next year will amount to 200 billion.

Also the draft budget 2019 envisages increased spending on social issues to 14.8 billion UAH. Groisman said that the overall spending on “social programs” will be 301,8 billion.

“No matter how varied the price of gas in Ukraine, we will do everything to support those in will need. We will cover all subsidies, to whom it is necessary”, – said the Prime Minister.

Note, the state budget for 2019 is built on the forecast of GDP growth of 3% and inflation of 7.4%.


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