Cabinet approves Pension Fund budget with UAH 139 bln "hole"

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The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the budget of the Pension Fund of Ukraine for 2018 with governmental grants to cover a UAH 139 billion deficit.

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The relevant decision was passed at a government meeting on Thursday without further discussion.

As the press service of the Ministry of Social Policy reported, allocations from the state budget to finance pension programs amounted to UAH 139.313 million.

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The total amount of the revenue part of the Fund's budget is defined in the amount of UAH 353.628 billion, while the total amount of the expenditure part is UAH 345.812 billion.