UAH 323 billion is provided for financing the security and defence sector, which is a record figure for Ukraine - 6% of GDP.
Compared to the draft budget in the first reading, the sector’s expenditures increased by UAH 3.6 billion.
In particular, funding for the Ministry of Defence increased by UAH 2.4 billion and currently amounts to UAH 133.5 billion. For comparison, in this year’s budget, the Ministry of Defence was allocated only 117 billion.
UAH 99 billion of these funds will be used to support the activities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Another UAH 28 billion will go to military equipment and weapons. UAH 2.1 billion is provided for the disposal of ammunition, UAH 1.2 billion for the construction and purchase of housing for service members, and UAH 464 million for the defence leadership.
The rest of the budget for the security and defence sector is as follows:
Ministry of Internal Affairs - UAH 99.2 billion, of which:
- National police - 36.1 billion
- The State Emergency Service - 16.8 billion
- State Border Guard Service - 14.8 billion
- National Guard - 14 billion
- State Migration Service - 3.7 billion
- Security Service of Ukraine - 16.1 billion
- State Bureau of Investigation - 4.4 billion
- Foreign Intelligence Service - 4.4 billion
- A separate budget program for the Ministry for Strategic Industries - 2.5 billion
- Department of State Protection - 1.8 billion
- State Special Transportation Service - 1.3 billion
- National Security and Defence Council - 388 million
The budget also provides for attracting an additional UAH 15.5 million to provide housing for Anti-Terrorist Operation/Joint Forces Operation (ATO/JFO) veterans and environmental protection. Another UAH 36 billion will be provided to Ukraine by France, Great Britain, and the United States.