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Shevtsova denied reports of rising military spending

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Reports of foreign experts on Russian defense spending are not true, reports RIA News Statement by Deputy Minister of Defense Tatiana Shevtsova.




PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international auditing company, recently published a report entitled “Prospects for global defense”, according to which Russian defense expenditures exceeded 5,3 percent of GDP, approaching $ 70 billion. In this connection, Russia reached the 7 position in the world in “militarization of the economy”.

Shevtsova noted that the experts mistakenly attributed the entire closed part of the federal budget to the expenses of the military department.

This approach is wrong and distorts the actual performance of the military budget.
said Shevtsova.

The deputy minister recalled that “the draft budget for 2018 for the year and for the planned period of 2019 and 2020 for defense included 2,8; 2,7 and 2,5 percent of GDP. " At the same time, "taking into account inflation and projected GDP growth in 2018-2020, the real level of military spending relative to GDP will be even lower," she said.

In September, the government approved the draft budget for 2018-2020. Next year, the defense should cost 943,6 billion rubles. This is almost 80 billion less than in 2017. In 2019, it is proposed to send military targets 860,6 billion rubles, and in 2020 year - 869,13 billion.
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 22 November 2017 12: 18 New
    +4
    they have their own army their expenses, let them consider their own, but they don’t come to us ...
  2. Topotun
    Topotun 22 November 2017 12: 24 New
    +6
    So what? Even if they grow? In my opinion, this is correct - the army begins to become an army. Enough with us 90s ... The United States spending on aircraft is growing every year and this does not bother anyone. Why should we somehow explain our defense spending? Why on earth?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 22 November 2017 12: 30 New
      +3
      let them grow reasonably, only thieves need to be spanked, and not for years the "investigation" to lead.
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 22 November 2017 12: 32 New
        +2
        These are questions to our government. And often quite reasonable. But the article talked about the fact that our "partners" express "concern" about the increase in spending on our aircraft .....
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 November 2017 12: 26 New
    +5
    international audit company

    It is strange that foreign auditors are allowed in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. 90s did not teach anything?
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 22 November 2017 14: 54 New
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It is strange that foreign auditors are allowed in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. 90s did not teach anything?


      You will inquire if there is time and desire ... Now in Russia, wherever you go - at enterprises-organizations-corporations almost without exception auditors - with foreign accreditation ... Including - at the enterprises of OPK-VPK ...
      Well, probably, foolishly and something basic (a brain in his head was broken) - they allowed a foreign audit to closed articles of the state budget ...
      These ... modern ... minds, i.e. dope, that's enough ...
    2. afrikanez
      afrikanez 22 November 2017 18: 33 New
      +1
      I also ask the question, what kind of .. do foreign auditors in the MO do? Acceleration to give them not to whom or what? recourse
    3. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 23 November 2017 21: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It is strange that foreign auditors are allowed in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. 90s did not teach anything?

      what what what who told you that they are allowed in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation ??? wassat wassat wassat Is this such a tactic something to interpret in your own way ??? laughing laughing laughing or do the words "international audit company" act on you like that ???? wassat wassat lol lol lol
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 24 November 2017 02: 32 New
        0
        interpret what you read in your own way ???

        I comment on what is written in black and white. And judging by your emoticons, something else is affecting you.
        1. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 24 November 2017 16: 31 New
          +1
          Quote: rotmistr60
          interpret what you read in your own way ???

          I comment on what is written in black and white. And judging by your emoticons, something else is affecting you.

          what what what and where is it written that the Russian Defense Ministry allowed foreign auditors to audit their expenses, and even more so to secret budget items ??? wassat wassat laughing laughing laughing You also missed the topic that, according to your own methodology, auditors also have access to the Ministry of Defense of all the countries studied !! wink yes laughing laughing laughing
  4. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 22 November 2017 13: 28 New
    0
    Due to frantic Russophobia, there is nothing surprising in this news. In the eyes of such clowns as, say, McCain and Macarevich, we spend on the defense industry all one hundred percent of GDP. And also we are trying to capture, enslave and squeeze the land ... laughing laughing tongue
  5. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 22 November 2017 13: 36 New
    +2
    And I personally think that defense spending should be increased without fail. No time to reduce them now. soldier
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 22 November 2017 17: 00 New
      +5
      again, jobs, employment, a large number of engineering specialists and products for export (within reasonable limits)
  6. weksha50
    weksha50 22 November 2017 14: 51 New
    +1
    I didn’t understand - and someone is limiting Russia in defense spending ???
    What documents and contracts are defined? And, most importantly - with whom? Again with the main gendarme?
    Or does the US-NATO want Russia, as NATO members, to spend 2% of GDP ??? fool
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 22 November 2017 17: 02 New
      +6
      and as always, the question arises for those who let in- "citizens, and what state are you citizens?"
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 23 November 2017 21: 47 New
        +2
        Quote: Warrior with a machine gun
        question to those who let in

        So, it is not said in the article that they let me in. Most likely, they made these calculations based on the analysis of data that is publicly available. Well, and, of course, insider info is not disdain. Something like this?