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Ukraine parliament to consider bill on increased financing of defense sector — president

September 15, 2015, 9:31 UTC+3 KIEV
The bill on changes in the state budget provides for increasing financing of national security and defense and a number of issues of financing of the armed forces that require solution
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS

KIEV, September 14. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday the country’s parliament this week plans to consider a bill increasing spending on the country’s defense sector contract army in particular.

"The president noted that this document [a bill on changes in the state budget] provides for increasing financing of national security and defense and a number of issues of financing of the armed forces that require urgent solution," the presidential press service quoted him as saying at a meeting with the leaders of the parliamentary coalition.

"In conditions of actual ceasefire, we have a possibility to increase the contract component of our army," Poroshenko said.

He said the key item of the parliament’s agenda this week will be a governmental bill "on raising social standards and changes in the budget."

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