Putin spoke about the reduction in defense spending in 2018
NOVO-OGARYOVO, August 15 — RIA Novosti. The Federal budget for the year 2018 provides for a reduction in defense spending, but it will not affect the plans to reequip the army and fleet, said President Vladimir Putin at a working meeting with the head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Vladimir Vasiliev.
“I want to remind, significant budget savings to the following year provided, incidentally, by reducing articles on defense. It is not associated with a reduction of our plans to re-equip the army and Navy. We will fulfil the state defence order and will be doing a new program”, — said Putin.
According to him, will need to carefully consider the issues that arise in the preparation of the main financial document of the country in the state Duma.
This concerns defence, security, it is the economy, support the economy, social sphere, health care, wages, incomes, especially in the public sector, the so-called “unspecified” categories of citizens. I ask you to pay attention.Vladimir Putin
Vasilev has reminded that the work on the previous law on the Federal budget was difficult in the beginning, but the task set by the President, the deputies complied.