Ukraine’s draft budget for 2021 envisages no Covid-19 fund, - Parliamentary Speaker

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are separate provisions on vaccination and support of schools in the fight against coronavirus infection
12:59, 8 October 2020

Speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The draft law on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2021 does not provide for the allocation of funds for the creation and financing of a separate fund to combat Covid-19. This was stated by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

"According to the submission made in the draft budget by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, a separate co-fund is not envisaged. There are separate provisions for vaccination - 2.6 billion hryvnias (91.7 million dollars) if I'm not mistaken, another one billion hryvnias (35.3 million dollars) – to support schools in the fight against coronavirus, and everything else is included in the budget of the Ministry of Health - 158.7 billion UAH (5.6 billion dollars)," he said.

Related: Ukrainian MPs hope to pass draft budget for 2021 until December 1

According to Razumkov, the approach is absolutely correct as these funds are already provided for the relevant ministry.

As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine's Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko, Ukraine needs a restart after the coronavirus pandemic

According to him, the draft state budget for 2021 stipulates support for business activities and a course for economic transformation, which is necessary for recovery from the crisis caused by Covid-19.

Related: Ukrainian govt approves draft state budget for 2021, sends it to Verkhovna Rada

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