Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, reported on the beginning of construction of the modern intelligence center of the European level as the press service of the council reported.
According to Turchynov, despite the difficult economic situation, the financing of the security and defense sector is increased every year.
"But any modern equipment and technologies, any weapon work without the professionals who provide the fulfillment of the tasks set by the state. The future of the Ukrainian intelligence and our way to the victory depends on your professionalism, patriotism, responsibility, and heroism," he said.
Turchynov laid a symbolic capsule to the basement of the new intelligence center and inspected the building of the objects of the social sphere, particularly the dormitories and small-series houses for the officers of the intelligence and familiarized with the newest samples of the armament and special means.
Earlier Turchynov claimed that in 2019, financing of the defense and security sector of Ukraine can reach $7.1 billion (not less than 5% of the GDP).
As we reported, Viktor Muzhenko, the Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, claimed that the funding in the sum of at least $4 billion is needed for the army in 2019.
Earlier U.S. President Donald Trump signed the act which provides expenses on national defence in the amount of $716 billion. Moreover, the act provides $250 million for Ukraine's defence sector.