The prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia TYMOSHENKO declares that the amounts of financing of the Ukrainian army will grow.
As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, Yu. Tymoshenko declared it today on total a press - conferences in Kiev.
"The increase (army financing - the UNIAN) is, and this increase will proceed", - told Yu. Tymoshenko.
According to her, in 2009 expenses on the sphere of defense and safety exceeded level of previous years. "In 2010 we planned still big indicators", - she noted.
The prime minister gave an example that in 2008 expenses on cash security of VSU made 2,155 billion UAH, and in 2009 - 2,187 billion UAH. "It is more, than even in pre-crisis year. Decreased nothing, everything is financed. And everything becomes as the country for army has to do, including average monthly cash security of the military personnel also gradually increases. Despite crisis, we gradually develop these figures", - emphasized with Yu. Tymoshenko.
In her opinion, the main achievement of the government in development of army is the beginning of the new program of rearmament of Armed forces of Ukraine. "We laid the foundation to the big program of financing of modernization of army. We had for 2009 the amount of financing much above, than in all previous years. Also we will be it as and to hold", - she assured.
"Therefore when now someone from leaders of the nation "pulls" us army, let studies accounts department, figures and looks that in crisis it was possible to fail absolutely financing, and we strengthened", - declared to Yu. Tymoshenko.