The government will submit the draft state budget for 2019 to September 15, as provided by the Constitution of Ukraine. This was stated by Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, reports the press service of the Cabinet.
“Last year the government for the first time in the history of independence provided the constitutional submission of the budget to the VR till September 15. I am convinced that this year the government on 15 September, maybe even earlier, will give the draft state budget to the Verkhovna Rada,” – said Rozenko.
According to him, the considerable part of means will be directed on strengthening national defense and increasing payments to military personnel.
“I can already tell for sure that from 1 January 2019, increase the minimum wage and pensions,” – said Pavel Rozenko.
Vice Prime Minister noted that implicit in the draft budget amount to be funded.
“The budget will be truthful, there will be no inflated numbers,” – said Rozenko.
We will remind, last year the Cabinet of Ministers has registered draft state budget for 2018 September 15.
As is known, article 96 of the Constitution stipulates that the government no later than 15 September of each year submits to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the draft law on the state budget for next year. Together with the draft law is submitted the progress report on execution of the state budget of the current year.