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 Ukraine spends nearly 20 percent of state budget on defense and security, Poroshenko says

20 percent of Ukraine’s budget expenditures cover defense and security needs.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said during Chornobyl disaster 30th anniversary commemoration ceremony, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"We are forced to spend almost one-fifth of our budget on defense and security at the time when we still need enormous resources to overcome the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster, when we desperately need more funds for social support of its liquidators and victims," he said.

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