The government is about to finish working on the state budget bill 2018 and intends to introduce it into the Verkhovna Rada on time, by Sept. 15.
On July 13, Ukrainian parliament passed the amendments to the state budget bill and distributed more than 40 billion hryvnia confiscated from fugitive Ukrainian president Yanukovych and his cronies.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects the inflation rate to be lower than 10 percent in 2017.
The National Bank of Ukraine expects Ukraine to get the fourth loan disbursement from the International Monetary Fund in 2017.
The Radical Party faction will not vote for a draft budget that does not take into account their requirements to support agricultural producers, raise the minimum pension and housing compensation for IDPs, as well as renew public funding of vocational education.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman says he understands "how difficult it is for people to live today" and promises to build a high-quality mechanism of social compensation.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine intends to review the draft state budget for 2017 in its first reading at the plenary session on Oct. 20.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the bill "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2016", stipulating for allocation of more than 5 billion hryvnia for granting subsidies for low-income citizens.
The International Monetary Fund has agreed that the budget adopted Dec. 25 meets the objectives of the program of Ukraine's cooperation with the Fund.
The Verkhovna Rada's approval of the state budget bill for 2016 is a prerequisite for providing of another tranche by the International Monetary Fund; however, it does not guarantee it.
Poroshenko Bloc faction leader Yurii Lutsenko believes that today's parliamentary session will adopt amendments to the Tax Code.
Government's draft budget provides that the specialized anti-corruption prosecutor's office should be funded as an ordinary department of the PGO.
The International Monetary Fund is concerned about the debate in the Verkhovna Rada on the draft tax reform and budget-2016.
State budget revenues in 2016 will amount to UAH 601 bln (approx. $25.23 bln), which is 16 percent as much as in 2015.
The drop in Ukraine's real gross domestic product in January-September 2015 by 2.4 times exceeds the planned target of this year's state budget.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk announced national security and defense as priority expenses in the state budget 2016.