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  • Priority of 2024 state budget will remain the security and defence sector, says Denys Shmyhal
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 05 September 2023 17:44

    The Government will adopt the draft state budget for 2024 by September 15. Its preparation has reached the final stage. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

    "The number one priority - just like this year - will be the security and defence sector. Equipment, weapons, drones, missiles, ammunition - all these are of utmost importance to us," the Head of Government stressed.

    According to him, the second focus of the budget is the salaries of doctors, teachers as well as social payments.

    "We are planning a two-stage increase in the minimum wage next year. We are also planning to index pensions. Subsidies, assistance to IDPs and other payments will be financed," Denys Shmyhal said.

    The third priority of the state budget is recovery. As the Prime Minister stressed, it is important for the Government to continue and complete the reconstruction projects that have already been launched, as well as to initiate new ones.

    Denys Shmyhal also added that in January-August this year, the general and special funds of the state budget had accumulated UAH 1.6 trillion. This includes taxes, excise duties, customs duties, and grants from international partners: "I am grateful to all Ukrainian entrepreneurs and companies that underpin our economy. Every hryvnia you pay is our defence resource. It is a contribution to our future victory".

    Priority of 2024 state budget will remain the security and defence sector, says Denys Shmyhal