The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has taken into consideration the draft state budget for the year 2008, which was presented by the government on Tuesday.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, thus, parliament will work over the document in order to adopt it.

According to Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, by 12.00 of Wednesday, December 24, parliamentary committees and factions have to submit their proposals on the draft state budget to prepare it for the first reading.

The parliament’s Budget Committee will meet at 15.00 on Wednesday to discuss all the proposals.

The draft state budget’2009 will be put for consideration of parliament in the first reading on Thursday, December 25.