“We must ensure proper defence of the country,” – President of Ukraine
One of the main priorities of funding is the increase in wages of servicemen, as stated by Petro Poroshenko. Other priorities in funding are the following: intensive operational training, implementation of the state defense order, expanding the capacity of intelligence agencies, strengthening the counterintelligence protection, fight against terrorism and subversive activities, protection of the state border of Ukraine, modernization of maritime security.
The President noted that Ukraine had already managed to significantly increase the effectiveness of the use of funds, in particular due to the volunteer troops in the Ministry of Defence, creation of the office of reform, transition to electronic trading and dismissal of a number of officials on suspicion of corruption.
“Next year, we will keep on combining military and diplomatic efforts. We will surely win, for nobody can contend with us in patriotism and morale. The whole world and the truth is with us in this liberation war. The enemy is on our territory. We must do everything to free our land. In 1.5 years, we’ve raised the combat capability of the Ukrainian army to the level of the best armies of the continent,” the President emphasized.