Defense budget of Ukraine for 2009 is three times less than of Poland. Defense Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov told a press conference that the state budget provides for less than 2.5 billion USD for the defense.

Defense Minister of Poland Bogdan Klikh noted in his turn that the defense department expects to get about 8.5 billion dollars.

“You understand that this budget will not allow to pass to the professional army and to support Ukrainian defense enterprises at the proper level,” Yekhanurov said. According to him, the Defense Minister will continue talks with the Finance department. The minister underlined that defense expenses reflect correlation of forces in the world. IN this connection he noted that American army gets more than 600 billion dollars, and Russian army – about 50 billion USD.


Спасибо за Вашу активность, Ваш вопрос будет рассмотрен модераторами в ближайшее время