The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has upheld the amended draft law about the country's state budget in 2019. The document is now ready for the second reading in the Parliament.
Acting Finance Minister Oksana Markarova reported that the budget deficit level in this edition of the bill remains the same as it was, 2.3 percent from the GDP.
The Finance Ministry reported that the current edition of the draft law considers changes in terms of incomes, which took place particularly due to the draft law on increasing excise duties and bid rents for land.
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament supported the draft law on 2019 state budget on October 18.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called the budget 'well-balanced, realistic and the one that should provide the development of our state'.
The annual incomes are expected to make USD 357 billion; the expenses are to make just about the same sum; the minimum wage and the poverty line will be increased. The government expects the minimum monthly wage to be set on the level of USD 149.