Ukraine significantly increases defense spending in order to preserve its independence - Poroshenko


The president announced that Ukraine significantly increased budget financing of its defense sector in current year.

"We have increased defense expenses by times. Over 90 billion UAH (around $3.46 billion - ed.) were planned in the Ukrainian budget for this year for preservation of Ukraine's independence," the president said in Chernihiv regional administration on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

Poroshenko also mentioned unique volunteer movement which helps strengthening defense capacity and equipment of the Ukrainian Army.

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According to Poroshenko, 80% of Ukrainians have been involved into volunteering some way, and volunteers have been appointed to "the most corrupted areas" of the Defense Ministry as an experiment.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n330775