KIEV, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
Ukraine's Defense Ministry will need a $2.85 billion budget for 2013, Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Mozharovskiy said on Friday.
This is 1.35% of GDP, he added.
Most of the budget will go toward the organization and maintenance of the armed forces (71.8 percent), the development of arms and military equipment (21.3 percent) and military training programs (6.9 percent), he said.
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- shanksinhawhats the rationale?01:07, 30/09/2012Ukraine is living off the investments made by USSR in defence factories on its territory. What is the need for a state like Ukraine for a bloated defence industry, if not to sell its ware to countries of questionable characteristics. They have failed to come up with any competitive product in the armament market. How long can they survive by reverse by beating the T-80 knockoffs?
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Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.