Law enforcement and defense agencies are
seeking additional funding worth UAH17 billion, out of which 8.5 billion requested
by the Defence Ministry. This was announced by Prime Minister
Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a
meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday, June 17.
yesterday a meeting with the Ministry of Defence and law enforcement agencies. Just the Ministry of Defence has
sought additional UAH8.5 billion by the end of this year," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has underlined that the MoD
requires these additional funds for the fight against Russian military
aggression, "To make the Ukrainian Armed Forces be prepared, including for
the winter period, and make the Ukrainian Armed Forces outnumber and exceed the
quality of Russian terrorists and those Russian mercenaries that are now in
Ukraine due to Russian military aggression against Ukraine."
Minister has appealed to the Finance Minister to set up a working group with
the participation of all the ministries and MPs: "Let’s see if we are
really able to find additional sources of revenue or reduce expenses on other
items to finance the Defense Ministry and to finance the Ukrainian army."
together with MPs to conduct this discussion publicly in order to show our
revenues, our additional expenses and eliminate all pre-electoral idle chatter.
First and foremost Ukraine should finance
national security and defense," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.