Groisman: the Priority of the budget in 2017 will be the defense

Гройсман: Приоритетом бюджета-2017 будет оборона

Groysman promises real and neopopulists the budget for next year

The budget for next year will be absolutely realistic and neopopulists, the Prime Minister said.

The priority articles of the draft budget for 2017 will be the cost of security and defense, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“I would like to say about the priorities that we put together with colleagues in the structure of this budget. The first priority is defense and security of our country”, – said Groisman at the meeting of the government.

“The issue of financing security and defence within the borders of 5% of GDP – is the number one issue,” he said.

He also declares his intention to provide in the state budget to increase the salaries of teachers.

The Prime Minister also promised to introduce a draft budget for next year to Parliament in September.

The Prime Minister noted that for many years the government had submitted a false budget with unrealistic revenues, which in fact was not.

“We need to make to the Ukrainian Parliament completely honest budget (…) This will be an absolutely realistic budget, not a populist,” – assured the head of government.

We will remind, earlier the Ministry of Finance admitted the budget cuts in case of non receipt of the IMF tranche.