KYIV, Sept 14 – Almost 50% of the entire state budget for 2023 will be directed to the security and defense sector, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal has said.
"Today, the main issue at a government meeting is the adoption of the 2023 draft state budget. It has one main priority – the defense and security of our country. A total of UAH 1.136 trillion, or almost 50% of the entire budget, will be directed specifically to the security and defense sector. These are military salaries, provision of the army, repairs and purchases of equipment and weapons, and many other things important for defense," Shmyhal said at the government meeting on Tuesday.