Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada supported the bill #5217 on amendments to the law on state budget for 2016, allocating another 270 million dollars for country’s defense and security. 265 MPs voted for the decision.
According to the note to the document, it was aimed to increase country’s defense and security expenses, to implement the law on civil service and to solve other urgent issues.
It is noted that the bill is balanced and stipulates the increase of expenditures on defense and security amounting to 270 million.
In particular, additional expenditures are allocated for Defense Ministry, Intelligence, National Police, Border Guard Service, Security Service, etc.
Apart from that, the labour payment expenses for central executive bodies, local administrations and international diplomatic institutions will be extended.
Other programs to be funded are: investing of regional development projects, coal industry, upgrade and infrastructure renewal of governmental educational institutions, handicapped children with irreversible hearing damages, celebration of the 400-th anniversary of the city of Uman in Cherkasy region, Ministry of Ukraine for family, youth and sports
Volodymyr Groysman noted that the amendments introduced allow to fund the wage increase for the employers of the criminal investigation department of the National Police.
“I’d like to underline separately that the voted amendments include the changes allowing ordinary employees of the criminal investigation department to get bigger salaries this year already. These guys fight on the frontline with crimes, catch murderers, sex offenders. They should get decent respect and support from the government, including technical, financial and administrative support,” – commented the Head of the Government.