Where did the money that Ukrainians donated to the army go
The Ministry of Defense reported that it spent 4.6 billion hryvnias.
Recent events in the Crimea, riots in the southeast have forced politicians to revise state policy regarding the armed forces. The army decided to allocate more money and financial streams flowed into the Ministry of Defense. But they never turned into a waterfall.
“The defense department has already received 4.6 billion hryvnia from the government, and 122 million from the Ukrainians in the framework of the army’s assistance program,” the representative of the Ministry of Defense reported in the Verkhovna Rada.
Only using calls to the single number "565" for the needs of the military raised 28 million 214 thousand hryvnias. Recall that each call cost 5 hryvnias and people called from all over Ukraine.
“Today, the state of support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allows us to fulfill the tasks of protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state,” said Minister of Defense Mikhail Koval.
In the near future, the government intends to throw some more money into the army. According to the head of the Ministry of Finance, Alexander Shlapak, the increase in defense spending is offset by a reduction in funding for medicine, the agricultural sector, as well as the social sphere.
He reported that the Defense Ministry allocated 4.6 billion hryvnias of the Ministry of Defense spent on:
- 1.5 billion for the repair and restoration of weapons;
- 1.5 billion for the purchase of fuels and lubricants;
- 656 million in cash support for the military;
- 612 million for the purchase of weapons and military equipment;
- 145 million for clothing property;
- 89 million for food;
- 71 million for communications;
- 52 million for daily subsistence allowance and freight;
- 17 million for bath services;
- 15.7 million for military exercises and training.
As of May 14, according to the Ministry of Defense, the Ukrainians donated 122 million hryvnias to the army.
- 115 million went to the logistics of the army:
- 37.2 million - for field uniforms of a new sample;
- 22 million for new helmets;
- 15.2 million for sleeping bags and bedding;
- 12.3 million for boots with high berets;
- 8.5 million per navy uniform;
- 3.5 million for camouflage nets;
- 2.2 million for communications;
- 2.1 million on sheets;
- 1.8 million for mattresses;
- 1.2 million on topographic maps.
- 7.2 million were spent on medical support for military personnel.