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 State defense order approved at NSDC meeting, Secretary Turchynov says

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has considered and approved the "Core indicators of the State Defense Order for 2018-2020."

As reported by Censor.NET, the draft basic indicators of the government defense order for 2018-2020 submitted for consideration by the NSDC are based on the funds budgeted for current financial year and the indicators of the next two years envisaged by the Main Directions of the Budgetary Policy for 2018-2020.

The government defense order system covering a three-year period has become operational since 2017 which allows the customers and suppliers to plan their work and resources more accurately.

"Our defense industry is already capable of implementing complex and large-scale programs," the NSDC secretary said. According to him, it is planned to increase the defense spending up to 21.3 billion hryvnia this year which is 37 percent more than in 2017.

"We must make sure that every hryvnia is spent on further equipping the Ukrainian troops with the latest weapons and military hardware," he stressed.

The NSDC members also discussed and upheld the bill on Ukraine’s national security. This law was developed in close cooperation with the U.S., EU, and NATO experts in order to bring the Ukrainian legislation in line with the NATO standards.

"The early adoption of this bill should make great contribution to the protection of Ukrainian statehood and counteracting Russian aggression," Turchynov said.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3045022