Spending on defense in Ukraine has increased seriously: how much money is spent on security

Траты на оборону в Украине серьезно возросли: сколько денег уходит на безопасность

The amount of funds allocated for defense procurement from the budget of Ukraine in 2020 increased by 16% compared to the year 2019.

This was announced by the NSDC Secretary Alex Danilov at a briefing after a meeting of the Council, reports OBOZREVATEL.

“I can say that the state defense order increased compared to the previous year by 16%, and the amount that we expect this year to spend more than $1 billion,” said Danilov.

In November 2019, it became known that wage arrears at the enterprises of “Ukroboronprom” is up to four years. And at some plants people pay 3500 USD per month.

As the press service of the NSDC on the website of the Council, in 2020 on the implementation of the SDO plan to spend 25,848 bln. In the implementation of public procurement will be attended by 14 government customers.

“The state defense order provides funding for the development of production capacities of the military-industrial complex (MIC) in the total amount of 2.53 billion UAH (9.8 percent of the total GOZ). Among them 1.7 billion UAH will be directed to perform research and development work”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that special attention is paid to the development of the state defense order and procurement on the most important projects for the development of rocket technology.

According to preliminary calculations, 90% of SDO will be performed by Ukrainian suppliers, which implies support for domestic defense industry.

Only in 2020, defense and security, Ukraine will spend 245,8 billion UAH, which is 30 billion UAH more than in 2019. Also allocated additional financial resources in the amount of 10 billion UAH under the state guarantees for the implementation of programs related to improving national defense and security.

As previously reported, the Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture predicted that the average salary in Ukraine in 2022 will rise to 16 047 UAH.

In Kiev have exposed the former Deputy Director of the plant “Mayak”, which tried to sell state property “Ukroboronprom” for $4.5 million.

The General Prosecutor’s office closed criminal proceedings on the former detective NABS Zavgorodnia Eugene, who was suspected of concealing theft by the state concern “Ukroboronprom”.