Friday, February 20, 2009

President visits the 96th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade

President Victor Yushchenko visited Air Forces Training Center and the 96th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade located in Kyiv region.

Speaking before those present President Yushchenko said that financing of Ukrainian military provided by 2009 State Budget is unacceptably low. He urged the Government to increase the financing when making alterations to the budget.

“With the amount of funds foreseen by 2009 budget to be spent on Ukrainian army it will not be able to carry out its functions”, - said Victor Yushchenko adding also that of particular concerns is absence of funds for development of Ukrainian military forces.

At the same time President Yushchenko expressed positive opinion on the reforms that have been conducted in the army in last few years.