Asian Independent

Ukraine allocates $4 bn for defence ministry

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.(photo:instagram)

Kiev, (Asian independent) Ukraine has appropriated billions of dollars to the defence ministry amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday.

The Ukrainian government has allocated 119 billion hryvnias (about $4 billion) for the ministry, Shmyhal was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. “We are trying to provide maximum support for our fighters.”

The funds will be used to pay salaries to Ukrainian troops, and supply them with equipment, fuel, food, protective devices and weapons, Shmyhal said.

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