Press review: Le Pen-Macron duel and Western-style populism in RussiaPress Review April 24, 13:00
Attorney says no attempts from Trump administration to contact SnowdenWorld April 24, 12:59
WWII Berlin offensive operation staged in MoscowSociety & Culture April 24, 12:37
Testing of Russian air defense system Vityaz to be completed by 2017Military & Defense April 24, 12:31
Moscow interested in restoring ties with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 11:51
Russia ready to build up friendly relations with France — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 11:47
Poll shows most Russians support cancellation of Eurovision broadcastSociety & Culture April 24, 11:32
Erdogan hopes to discuss contract on S-400 missile systems with PutinMilitary & Defense April 24, 11:04
Lugansk Republic hands over body of observer killed in land mine blast to OSCEWorld April 24, 9:39
KIEV, July 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine needs 9.1 billion hryvnias (about $800 million) in defense spending until the end of this year, Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak said on Monday.
“About 520 million hryvnias (about $42 million) have been left in the reserve fund, but much more funds are needed for the country’s defense capability. We have calculated that 9.1 billion hryvnias are required until the end of this year,” Shlapak told a meeting of the conciliatory council of the Ukrainian parliament’s deputy group and faction leaders.
The statement comes as pro-Kiev troops continue a military operation in the south-eastern Ukrainian Donetsk and Luhansk regions to regain control over the breakaway regions, which on May 11 proclaimed their independence at local referendums.