For January – November 2023, expenditures of the general fund of the state budget on the security and defense sector amounted to UAH 1,559.4 billion or 59.2% of all expenditures of the general fund.
As Ukrinform reports, the press service of the Ministry of Finance reported this on Facebook.
“Security and defense remain an absolute priority and the largest item of expenditure in the state budget. Thus, for 11 months of this year, expenditures of the general fund of the state budget on the security and defense sector amounted to 1559.4 billion hryvnia or 59.2% of the total amount of expenditures of the general fund of the state budget.” , the message says.
In particular, in November 168.2 billion UAH were allocated for these purposes. These funds were used to finance financial support for military personnel, privates and commanding officers, police officers, the purchase of military equipment, weapons, ammunition, defense products, personal protective equipment, fuels and lubricants, and food products.
As reported, the government finances the security and defense sector exclusively from its own tax revenues, as well as war bonds.