The prime minister believes that the budget for 2021 is realistic.
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The Cabinet of Ministers is negotiating with the International Monetary Fund to reduce the deficit, which is laid down in the draft 2021 state budget of Ukraine.
That’s according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, who spoke on the issue during a working trip to Lviv region, the Government press service reports.
State budget deficit
“This year the deficit is 7.5%, about UAH 298 billion. Next year we plan 6%, but now we are negotiating with the International Monetary Fund to reduce it somewhat. At the same time, both this year’s budget and next year’s budget are realistic and will be fully implemented,” the Cabinet press service quoted Shmyhal as saying.
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2021 State Budget
- On September 14, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft 2021 state budget, providing for a deficit of 6% of GDP (UAH 270 billion).
- Revenues are laid down at UAH 1.071 trillion and expenses – at UAH 1.35 trillion.
- On September 18, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko presented the draft state budget in Parliament.