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Poltorak asks for more money for defense

Полторак просит больше денег на оборонуAllocated funds are not sufficient for the purchase of weapons and equipment, as well as for infrastructure projects, the head of the defense Ministry.

The budget for 2019, provides for insufficient funds to Finance the defence sector. This was during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, 14 November, said defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

“On the budget for the year 2019 we very long worked. In my opinion, the financial resource which is provided in the budget for 2019 on defense – not on safety, and on defense is not enough,” said Poltorak.

According to the Minister, the funds needed for the purchase of weapons and equipment, as well as on infrastructure projects.

In turn, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman announced that it will send to the Council the proposals from Cabinet on the basis of the requirements of the Minister for further consideration of possible reallocation of defense spending.

At the same time he added that he intends to entrust to audit all expenditures of the defense Ministry.

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