Military Review

Ukraine will spend more money on arms purchases in 2021 than in 2020


In 2021, weapons will be purchased for the Ukrainian military by 2 billion hryvnia (5,3 billion rubles) more than in the previous year. But the system of state guarantees will be used to a lesser extent. The procurement structure itself is also said to change.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has published this data on military spending, planned taking into account the latest adjustments for 2021. Based on them, the Ukrainian edition of Defense Express conducted a comparative analysis of the budget programs of the defense department for the current and last years.

Journalists from Ukraine noted that in 2021, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive a significantly smaller number of armored vehicles, but more funds are directed to air defense.

This year, 13 billion hryvnias (more than 35 billion rubles) will be allocated for the purchase of all military equipment and technology against last year's 11 billion hryvnias (29 billion rubles). At the same time, expenditures on the overhaul of weapons decreased significantly: UAH 4 billion (RUB 10,6 billion) this year against UAH 5,5 billion (RUB 14,5 billion) last year.

Also in 2021, the volume of the use of the mechanism of state guarantees for the purchase of new weapons significantly decreased. This year it is planned only at the level of 38 million hryvnia (just over 100 million rubles) against 1,7 billion hryvnia (4,5 billion rubles) in 2020.

It should be noted that the budget programs of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine may change during the year, both due to the financial capabilities of the state, and due to the postponement of the execution of orders due to delays in the production process.
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  1. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 21 February 2021 14: 27
    Not sure what will "spend". That will steal, I believe.) And let him steal. There will be less shooting in Donbass.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 21 February 2021 14: 54
      . Journalists from Ukraine noted that in 2021 the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive a significantly smaller number of armored vehicles, but more funds are directed to air defense.

      Everything is natural. The budget of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for 2021 is smaller. Previously, Soviet equipment was repaired for less money, but now they are aiming at purchasing imported equipment, which will naturally come not from a Soviet warehouse, but for foreign currency.

      .According to the National Security Strategy of Ukraine and the Concept for the Development of the Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine, the annual budgetary financing of the security and defense sector must be at least 5% of the gross domestic product (GDP). According to the draft State Budget of Ukraine for 2021, this amount should be UAH 267,1291 billion (5,93% of GDP).

      However, the army directly through the Ministry of Defense will receive only UAH 117,504 702 billion. The rest will go to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (UAH 98,2837404 billion), the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (UAH 3,9921932 billion), the State Space Agency of Ukraine (UAH 0,5731627 billion), the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (0,2509887, UAH 14,959 billion), the Security Service of Ukraine (UAH 6251 1,6548110 billion), the State Security Department (UAH 4,0109934 billion), the Foreign Intelligence Service (UAH 3,9420434 billion) and the Administration of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection (UAH XNUMX billion) hryvnias), etc. in order to finance measures to improve the defense capability and security of the state, the material and technical support of these structures, the construction (acquisition) of housing for servicemen under their control.

      But let's focus on the financial support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, subordinate to the Ministry of Defense.

      Thus, in the draft State Budget of Ukraine for 2021, expenses for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine are provided for the amount of UAH 117,5 billion, which is UAH 0,5 billion less against the final version of the 2020 defense budget.

      ... As can be seen from the table, spending on the Ministry of Defense, when compared with the latest version of the budget for 2020, really decreased - by almost half a billion hryvnia (by 508,2961 million hryvnia, to be exact).

      ... Also, do not forget that in the 2020 budget the dollar exchange rate was set at UAH 27,5, while in the 2021 budget it was UAH 29,1. That is, in dollar terms, the reduction in spending on the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be even more noticeable. Especially considering that in 2021 we are planning to purchase imported military equipment.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 21 February 2021 15: 35
      They will spend it primarily on their own needs, and the population will buy it - they will introduce new taxes, and that’s the money for the purchase, some of which will also be spent on themselves. ..
  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 February 2021 14: 39
    Of course, that they will spend, no one doubts. Doubts overwhelm what they will have time to acquire, before the complete disappearance of this money? fellow laughing Just like according to Hamlet, to be or not to be that weapon. request
    BIABIA 21 February 2021 14: 41
    How is it smaller? And the Russian threat? At the borders, you know, a terrible enemy will invade, and they ...
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 21 February 2021 15: 21
      Quote: BIABIA
      How is it smaller? And the Russian threat? At the borders, you know, a terrible enemy will invade, and they ...

      So already invaded! Or what ... Or not??? belay
      1. BIABIA
        BIABIA 21 February 2021 15: 48
        They're not there! Well, if only so, half a bite. And if for an adult ?!
  4. iouris
    iouris 21 February 2021 14: 48
    This is not enough. need five times more. and sho do not eat, then take a bite.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 February 2021 14: 52
    Let them be afraid to look in our direction, but not what to say. In a couple of days of the exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Rosoboronexport signed contracts with African countries alone for $ 1,5 billion, which is almost three times more than for the purchase of weapons per year by Ukraine. the contracts were not announced.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 21 February 2021 14: 55
    Plans, plans, reality always makes its own adjustments ...
  7. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 21 February 2021 15: 57
    If the next "jump" of the dollar happens, and it can happen at any time, then in real money, it may be even less)))
  8. Dimide
    Dimide 21 February 2021 17: 33
    I never understood the state guarantees for new weapons. Development should be carried out at the expense of enterprises. The Ministry of Defense became interested, if you want a state order, do better than a competitor. You need to buy the best, and state guarantees kill competition. IMHO.
  9. Ovsigovets
    Ovsigovets 22 February 2021 02: 23
    466 million dollars in total ... of which 136 million are for a corvette .... not bold, but not at all ....... too lazy to look, the extreme that I found in 2019 spent 65 billion dollars on the purchase of weapons ... .... you don't catch up with the gentlemen and the nobles ... you don't catch up ... you need to tighten the belts tighter