Communicating with journalists in Vasylkiv (Kyiv region) located 40th Fighter Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force President Victor Yushchenko said that 2008 military budget should “become a budget of development”.

According to the President`s press-office, to President Yushchenko current budget, which foresees 5 percent financing growth compared to the last year is unacceptable.

The need to increase army funding is moreover needed regarding transition of the Ukrainian army to contract base.