Ukraine doubles spending on arms, military equipment in 2017

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Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Finance Department, Colonel Serhiy Galimsky says spending on the development and purchase of arms and military equipment has doubled in Ukraine in 2017, according to UNIAN correspondent.

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"The specified amount of funds [UAH 33.8 billion, or US$1.3 billion, provided for equipment of the Defense Ministry] can be allocated for priority areas, in particular, expenditures on the development and purchase of weapons and military equipment have more than doubled in 2017 against 2016," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on September 12.

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