Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the country will increase military spending next year.
"Our striving for peace is not tantamount to pacifism, of course. We will increase military allocations next year. Already this week Verkhovna Rada increased the military budget by 5 billion more," he said in a video message to the nation posted on the presidential website.
Poroshenko said that the reinforcement of the army, its armament and supply with the latest types of weapons and military hardware will continue.
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