Offered by the Government's draft state budget
for 2018 envisages a 3% growth in the economy of Ukraine, however on condition
of approval of system decisions by the end of the year, such growth forecast might
be improved. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said on air of one of
the Ukrainian TV channels.
"We have honestly submitted the budget to
the Parliament on September 15, we will engage during several months in debate
with the MPs and experts aimed to maximize the efficiency of this document,"
the Head of Government explained.
He emphasized that the proposed budget is a pro-growth
budget based on the development of the economy, rather than raising tax burden.
"If we adopt a number of system
decisions, we will be able to enhance growth," urged Volodymyr Groysman.
"The 2018 budget is a major step towards economic stabilization and further
The Head of Government reminded that the
document contains large programs of support for key sectors of the economy and
social sphere. This, in particular, concerns a 25% increase in teachers'
salaries, enlargement of the Available Medicines program, and broad support for
farmers - from farms and livestock-breeding farms to machine-building
enterprises capable to provide rural population with state-of-the-art