The draft State Budget for 2019 submitted by the Government to the Verkhovna Rada provides for security and defense expenditures in the amount of UAH 209.7 billion, thus exceeding this year's expenditures by UAH 31.7 billion under the General Fund.
In particular, next year funding from the General Fund for engineering and technical development of the border should double and make up UAH 400 million, while expenditures on intelligence activities in the sector of state border protection will increase by UAH 36.8 million up to UAH 155.79 million.
In order to increase the defense capability of our army, the Government steadily increases the spending for purchasing and upgrading military equipment. In 2019 draft budget for the Ministry of Defense it was planned to finance the relevant expenditures worth almost UAH 17 billion, which exceeds by UAH 612.7 million this year’s showings.
Moreover, salaries of service members will improve. Due to the Government’s efforts, next year serviceman of the Armed Forces will receive wages worth a minimum of UAH 10 thousand. To accomplish this task, in the draft 2019 Budget for the Ministry of Defense the expenditures for the budget program "Ensuring the activity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, training of personnel and troops, medical staffing, veterans of military service and members of their families, war veterans" increased by UAH 16.57 billion up to UAH 81.64 billion. In total, in 2019, the amount of financing from the General Fund for the Ministry of Defense will increase by UAH 17.6 billion in comparison to this year and will amount to UAH 99.3 billion.
Details on draft Budget-2019 at https://budget2019.info/ (Ukrainian version)