"News from the Cabinet meeting on budget spending cuts. The budget of the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense for 2015 is to be cut down.
"For the Defense Ministry it is 40 billion hryvnia [decrease] and for the Interior Ministry it is 32 billion hryvnia. This includes seven billion for the National Guard, four and a half billion for State Border Service (since last year it is a part of the Interior Ministry), four billion for State Emergency Service and 14 billion for the Interior Ministry itself.
"Yurii Stets (Minister of Information Police - ed.) came out of the session room to smoke. He was high-strung and said: "I have just stated at the Cabinet meeting that if they cut spending on the National Guard and the Ministry of Defense, I'll take my honorary weapon, take my automatic gun, come to the meeting and shoot those who are asking for it! (for the cut - ed.) It will be like in Armenia! (massacre in Armenian parliament - ed.) Yes, you heard me right, yes, this is my direct speech, and you can quote me on that." It's becoming interesting in there," Butusov concluded.