Instead of 1% of GDP is spent by 3.2%, said the President.
In early 2014, the costs of defense accounted for 1% of gross domestic product, and now has grown five-fold, exceeding 5%. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting of the regional development Council.
“Russian military aggression, and not only from the occupied territories is the main threat to Ukraine’s development… directly to the defense spent 3.2% of GDP, and if you take the total of all costs of the defense sector is about 5% of GDP. Perhaps this figure will have to increase,” he said.
According to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in 2016 to the defense and security of the state was directed 121,3 billion hryvnia, which is by 25.5 billion, or 1.3 times more than in 2015.
According to the President, the Toolkit of hybrid war, the Kremlin today are information warfare, the proliferation of fake news, sowing panic and despondency.
“Stimulation and simulation of the protest movement and manipulation to their advantage with some right-wing groups. The promotion of a mischievous idea of early parliamentary elections to increase the representation loyal to the Kremlin forces, the revival of the subversive groups, preparation of terrorist acts – these are the tools of the Kremlin”, – said Poroshenko.
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