The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the first reading a draft law to increase state budget expenditures in 2023 by more than UAH 300 billion, mainly for defense. This was reported by Yaroslav Zheleznyak, a member of the Verkhovna Rada's Finance Committee, on Telegram.
According to him, consideration of draft law No. 10038 as a whole will take place only in October.
As a reminder, the government proposed to the Verkhovna Rada to increase state budget spending on defense by UAH 300 billion.