The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the draft law on the State Budget for 2017 as a whole in the second reading. 275 Ukrainian MPs voted for the second reading, 274 - for the adoption as it is.
"I heartily congratulate all of us. This intense sleepless night was worth of it. We approved the budget for the next year, I would like to underline that the this is the budget not only for development, but also for the defense of Ukraine and the defense for the whole free world. And voting for it we voted for our guys in the front line, who need our support today," said the Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy after the adoption of the draft law.
The draft state budget for the next year is to be presented at the plenary session of the Ukrainian Parliament on September 21.