The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine increased defense spending in 2022 by UAH 3.7 billion This is evidenced by the draft law on the state budget of the republic for 2022, published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
The explanatory note to the revised version of the bill notes that spending on national security and defense was increased by almost 3.7 billion hryvnia (over 10 billion rubles) – up to 323.14 billion hryvnia (more than 886 billion rubles) or 6 percent of GDP.
Of the additionally allocated amount, about 3.5 billion hryvnia will be allocated for wages. In addition, support for the activities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) will be increased by 2.5 billion hryvnia.
Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia, Maria Zakharova, announced that half of the Ukrainian army was being pulled into the conflict zone in Donbass … According to her, 125 thousand military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were moved there.