Oleksandr Turchynov: In the budget for 2017, over 200 million hryvnias is provided for construction and purchase of housing for the military of the National Guard of Ukraine
At the base of the National Guard of Ukraine in New Petrivtsi, with the participation of the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, the performance of the National Guard of Ukraine for the three-years period of its existence was discussed, and the prospects of the NSU's development were defined. Commander of the NSU Yuriy Allerov presented the International training center for the national guardsmen and reported on the plans for the development of the educational and material base of the NSU. Moreover, new and upgraded equipment received by the National Guard recently was presented: communication equipment, control centers command, medical, automotive and armored equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, and new armaments.
Newly built barracks of the separate special unit "Omega" and new samples of the uniform of the personnel of the NSU were demonstrated to the military leadership of the country. In addition, they visited the dog training center of the National Guard of Ukraine. The NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov together with Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Commander of the National Guard Yuriy Allerov handled the keys to the apartments to the NGU personnel in new buildings in the military camp area.
During his speech, the NSDC Secretary stressed that the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine had proven to the whole world that "Ukraine is a state able to defend itself".
"You defended Ukraine in hard times of invasion of the insidious enemy on our land, and today the state, realizing the need to protect the country and to de-occupate the temporarily seized territories, is doing its best to provide the military servicemen with all the things needed, despite many other problems", - Mr. Turchynov noticed.
According to him, pursuant to the National Security Strategy of Ukraine approved by the NSDC, 5.2% of GDP is foreseen for security and defense in the budget for 2017.
"Supply of housing is one of the key issues in social protection of military servicemen. This year, 255 apartments have been allocated to the soldiers of the National Guard", - the NSDC Secretary stressed adding that another 58 military servicemen and veterans of the National Guard of Ukraine today will receive the long-anticipated certificates and keys from new apartments.
Oleksandr Turchynov also informed that residential facilities, which will be put into operation in 2017, are being under construction in Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Lviv, Odesa and other regions of Ukraine.
"And the state will take care of its defenders in the future", - he emphasized adding that in the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017, 200 million hryvnias is provided for construction and purchase of housing for the military servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine.