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Zelensky signs law on state budget for 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

State budget revenues for 2021 amount to $ 37.25 billion
08:32, 26 December 2020

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2021", which the Verkhovna Rada adopted on December 15. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.

"The President signed the law on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2021," the message says.

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It is noted that the state budget revenues amount to UAH 1.084 trillion ($ 37.25 billion), expenditures – UAH 1.320 trillion ($ 45.36 billion), and the maximum deficit is UAH 246.6 billion ($ 8.47 billion).

Zelensky’s press service added that 267 billion hryvnias ($ 9.19 billion) are allocated for security and defense in this budget. Health care accounts for almost 160 billion hryvnia ($ 5.5 billion), and the development of education and science – about 170 billion hryvnia ($ 5.84 billion). The document provides for an average monthly salary of 13.6 thousand hryvnia (about $ 485).

As we reported earlier, on December 15, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the draft law No.4000 (the state budget in 2021) in the second reading and in general. 289 MPs supported the bill, with 226 necessary to pass.

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