September 23, 2022, 15:33

“Ukraine’s New Budget, with 50% of Defense Spending, Is the Response to the Mobilization in russia,” Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada

Oleksandr Korniyenko, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, stated this at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“The Verkhovna Rada launched the procedure for adopting the budget for the next year. Half of all next year’s expenses will fund defense, Ukraine’s Armed Forces, and other security services. Under these conditions, our reaction to the mobilization declared in russia is clear – we are not afraid, we are prepared to fight as we have been doing for half a year,” he said.

He added that the Government’s draft budget includes a large amount to fund the work in the liberated territories.

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