On Thursday the Government will hold a meeting to endorse the draft State Budget for 2017 to ensure its timely submitting to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his opening statement at a Government session on Wednesday.
"Tomorrow we will approve by the Government and submit to the Parliament the draft Budget for 2017", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister told that the previous day a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine had concerned issues of distribution of funds planned in 2017 State Budget for security and defense. Hence, the Ministry of Finance now can finalize the preparation of the budget for submission to Parliament, as all other Budget issues had been agreed inside the Government before yesterday's meeting.
"In fact, we can tomorrow summon a meeting of the Government - I think it will be midday - in order to ensure timely submission of the Budget to the Ukrainian Parliament, to endorse it and work with MPs to secure its adoption," he said.