The government did its best to increase financing of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the draft state budget-2009.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko claimed this to a news conference in Kyiv on Monday.

“As of today, we have done everything that could be done by the government to increase army financing, and now it’s up to the Verkhovna Rada to say its word”, Yulia Tymoshenko said, answering a question about whether it is possible to increase the Armed Forces financing in line with the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that the financing of the state order on armaments was increased by 3.5 times.

“These money will be channeled to defense enterprises and will give an opportunity to seriously increase our defense capacity”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.