The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft state budget for 2012 in the first reading.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, 248 out of 271 lawmakers registered in the session hall voted for this decision.

Chairman of the Budget Committee of the VRU Valeriy Baranov noted in his speech that the government should improve the draft state budget taking into consideration the remarks of the committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and submit it to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for consideration.