Financing the security, defense and payment of social benefits for the military is an undeniable priority for the Government. Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk emphasized at a briefing.
“The defense sector will always be on the agenda for our Government. And the best evidence is that spending on defense is much higher than it was last year. This is the President's principled position,” the Prime Minister said.
The PM noted that the military spending alone is planned in the amount of UAH 136.6 billion this year - 3% of GDP. Total security and defense spending makes up UAH 254.8 billion - 5.4% of GDP. "I ask you to draw attention to the fact that expenditures increase as a percentage of GDP, and Ukraine's GDP also grows year to year," Oleksiy Honcharuk added.
The Prime Minister also assured that neither termination nor cutting of social assistance benefits for the military, veterans and the families of fallen veterans had been planned. “Our defenders will be well protected by the state. This is our steadfast position!” the Prime Minister emphasized.