The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans and promises to consistently uphold the growth of the total amount of spending on security and defense in 2018 at a level of not less than 165 billion UAH (more than 6 billion USD). This was stated in a video message to the Day of the Defender of Ukraine by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, reports the press service of the Cabinet.
"We planned 165 billion UAH for security and defense in the budget of economic growth for 2018. The enterprises of the defense complex will provide the army with new tanks, new airplanes, armored vehicles and cars. Our defenders will have modern weapons and equipment, there will be decent wages. My principle: the developed economy of the state means a protected country, "the head of government said.
It is noted that the volume of spending on security and defense in 2017 exceeded UAH 120 billion.