22:54 13.09.2017

Ukraine's Security and Defense Council focuses on defense articles of 2018 budget

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine met on Wednesday to discuss defense-related articles of the draft national budget for 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.

"Defense spending in hryvnias ha significantly increased in 2017 compared to 2013. If we count in dollar terms, then spending is approximately similar but the army's supplies are at a much higher level than at that period," he wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, September 13.

"Now we are able to counter the strongest army on the continent, which is five times bigger than ours, and its military budget in some years exceeded ours by 16 times! We have learned to efficiently use every kopeck of the budget," Poroshenko summed up.

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