Poroshenko: “We can hold back the most powerful army on the continent”

The national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) held a meeting on the state budget expenditures for defense directions for 2018. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on his page in Facebook.

“Defense” in the budget of the 2018 became the subject of discussion of today’s meeting of the national security Council,” – said the President.


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As noted Poroshenko, in UAH defense spending in 2017 is significantly increased in comparison with 2013.

“If you count in dollar terms, for about the same money we provide the army at a higher level than then. As a result, we are able to maintain the most powerful army on the continent, which is five times larger than ours, and its military budget in some years exceeded our 16 times,” – said the head of state.


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“We have learned how to use every penny of the budget funds”, – said Poroshenko.