The Cabinet of Ministers decided to transfer 9.6 billion hryvnias received from the personal income tax of the military to the security and defense forces.
The corresponding decision was made during the meeting on January 23. reported Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The head of the government noted that these funds will be used for the purchase of weapons, equipment, ammunition, and means of protection.
In the autumn of 2023, the government and the Verkhovna Rada jointly adopted an important decision to redirect the personal income tax paid by the military from the community budgets to the special fund of the state budget.
Thanks to the decision for this year, the state received an additional resource – plus 51 billion hryvnias for the development of the defense-industrial complex and more than 43 billion hryvnias – for the production of drones. At the same time, it was decided that 10% of the military income tax will be sent directly to the military units.
We remind you:
Cabinet of Ministers from the reserve fund of the state budget singled out an additional 657 million hryvnias for the urgent needs of combat brigades.