Lawmakers start considering next year's budget draft.

As reported by Censor.NET.

"The budget we're discussing is based on the macroeconomic forecast prepared in May 2019," Ukrainian Finance Minister Oksana Markarova said while introducing the document in parliament on Friday, September 20.

"The review of the macroeconomic indicator, which, in keeping with the Budget Code, could be done between the first and second reading, is pending. Therefore today the budget is based on real GDP growth by 3.3% and all those macroeconomic indicators and social standards approved by the former Cabinet," she said.

Read more: Draft national budget 2020 submitted to Ukraine's Rada

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine projected Ukraine's GDP growth in 2019 at 3%, the National Bank at 2.5%, the International Monetary Fund at 2.7%, and the World Bank at 2.9%.

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