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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine07.12.2015, 17:02

Oleksandr Turchynov: We will not decrease the budget expenditures on security and defense

As long as the hostilities are still not finished and the threat of Russian troops attack is not decreased, improving of armament of Ukrainian Armed Forces, National Guard and of all units within the defense and security sector of Ukraine should be our country's top priority. This was stated by NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov after handing medals and certificates of acknowledgement to the military and volunteers.

"NSDC believes that in view of those threats, which our country is actually facing today, we cannot decrease our expenditures on defense and security sector", - Oleksandr Turchynov stated.

According to him, this is precisely why the total expenditures in the state budget for defense and security sector should be, as specified in the National Security Strategy and in the Military Doctrine of Ukraine - 5% of GDP. "This is certainly a very serious resource - about 113 billion UAH", - he explained.

"We will not decrease our defense expenditures, until all the territory of Ukraine is completely liberated - as in the East, so in the South", - NSDC Secretary concluded.