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Volodymyr Zelenskyi Noted that He Will Not Allow to Decrease the Budget for the Army

October 20, 2020
The President of Ukraine stated this today during his address to the Verkhovna Rada on the internal and external situation in Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyi Noted that He Will Not Allow to Decrease the Budget for the Army

“The onset of peace in Ukraine does not mean that the state authorities will stop caring about the army. On the contrary, only a modern and capable army will guarantee the continued observance of peace and be the key to Ukraine’s security. In 2020, the budget for the army became the largest in the history of Ukraine. During the coronavirus crisis, it did not decrease by a single hryvnia. And please do not spread the “betrayal” that in the year 2021 we will decrease funds for the army. I will not allow this to happen. At the very least, these funds will remain at this year’s level. That is more than 117 billion hryvnias. That is 15 billion more than in the era of billboards about the army,” the President of Ukraine said.