The US Senate suggests increasing up to $300 million and significantly expand assistance to Ukraine's security sector in the US defense budget for 2020.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress has started the formal process of approving a draft 2020 defense budget foreseeing $250 million in assistance for Ukraine
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainian parliament, Andrii Parubii signed the law on the state budget for 2019.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says he will not sign the country's budget for 2019 if the government does not increase the funds for subsidies and does not improve the system.
The U.S. Senate supported bill on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 6157), which provides, among other things, for an increase in assistance for Ukraine's security needs to $250 million.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump stipulates suspension of cooperation with the Russian Federation under the Open Skies treaty.
The lower house of the U.S. Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which stipulates the allocation of $250 million in security assistance to Ukraine.
Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rosenko says those pensioners who receive subsistence rate-based payments will have their pensions increased from July 1.
The Cherkasy city council was thronged with unknown masked men as the lawmakers were voting for the budget. The deputies were not allowed to leave the session hall until they adopt the draft budget.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft state budget of Ukraine for 2018 in the second reading and as a whole.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman took part in a meeting of Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) parliamentary faction.
The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress approved allocation of $350 million in security assistance to Ukraine and significantly expanded its directions.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted as a whole the bill No. 7000-P "On the conclusions and proposals to the draft Law of Ukraine on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2018" which means that the budget bill for 2018 was endorsed in the first reading.
The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed deputy mayor of Vyshhorod, the Kyiv region, of illegal storage and dealing of drugs. The official is also suspected of state funds embezzlement.
The Defense Ministry of Ukraine is requesting an increase in funding of ammunition disposal and ensuring survivability and fire and explosion safety of arsenals, bases, and depots of the Armed Forces by 13 percent, or 100 million hryvnia ($3.7 million) up to 434.2 million hryvnia within the state budget of 2018.
Financing the security and defense of the country remains among top priorities of the budget policy for Ukrainian government.