According to the NSDC, the amount of funding security next year will be at the level of 163 billion 268 million. According to the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, this suggests that financial security and the defense remains one of the main priorities of the budget policy for 2018, the press service of the Ministry.
“According to the NSDC decision, the amount of financing of the budget of defense and security next year will be at the level of 163 billion 268 million UAH, of which 156 billion 893 million UAH from the General Fund and 6 billion 375 million UAH – from the special,” – said Turchinov.
The NSDC Secretary stressed that one of the important issues of financing the sector of security and defense is to “increase salaries for servicemen, based on the increase of official salaries and salaries for the military rank”.
A priority of budget funding also determined the creation of new types of weapons and military equipment, in particular the production of modern high-precision missile and artillery armament, armored vehicles, ammunition and precision weapons; implementation of the state target program for the development and production of ammunition and special chemistry products.
According to Turchynov, special attention will also be given intensive combat training of parts and divisions of VSU and other military formations, as well as the development of the state border.
“In addition, given the security situation, the priorities will be the implementation of the state policy in the sphere of cybersecurity, the implementation of measures for the development and upgrading of special communication and protection of information; implementation of the National intelligence program for 2016-2020; strengthening counterintelligence protection and the fight against terrorism and subversive activities”, – said Turchinov.
In addition, at the meeting of the Council was considered and adopted the concept of providing counter-intelligence regime in Ukraine and the concept of reforming and further development of the system of government in situations of emergency and special period.
Also, according to Turchynov, the first in Ukraine to a normalized question about the establishment and activities of the Supreme Commander as on the strategic management of the APU, other military formations and law enforcement bodies in special period.
Earlier, the NSDC Secretary said that the defence budget 2018 “will be different realism” and is not less than 5% of the gross domestic product.