The Verkhovna Rada adopted the state budget for 2023

14:59 03 November Kyiv, Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the State Budget for 2023 in the second reading and as a whole. 295 deputies voted in favor, 35 abstained, and 0 against.
This was announced by the people's deputy from the "Voice" Yaroslav Zheleznyak.

By faction:
  • "Servant of the People" - 211
  • "EU" - 0
  • "Motherland" - 0
  • "Platform for life and peace" - 18
  • "For the Future" - 15
  • "Voice" - 10
  • "Trust" - 16
  • "Restoration of Ukraine" - 15
  • Non-fractional - 10.
"This is a record for the earliest adoption of the Budget in the history of Ukraine. Now we hope that international partners will appreciate our punctuality and fully finance the pledged, also a record, deficit of $38 billion," the deputy wrote.
As Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on October 31, by the second reading, the government had adjusted the GDP growth forecast for 2023 towards a conservative scenario (3.2% instead of 4.6%). The inflation forecast was lowered from 30% to 28%.

The budget-2023 is planned taking into account 1.3 trillion. UAH income. Thanks to adjusted macro indicators and tax changes, it was proposed to increase the revenue side by more than UAH 50 billion.
"Expenses will amount to UAH 2.6 trillion. We have increased the amount of spending on pension payments, on the elimination of the consequences of Russia's armed aggression (construction, repairs, buying housing for people), on scientific and scientific-technical activities, on preferential mortgage loans for IDPs. reading in the draft state budget, the expenditure part increased by UAH 66.8 billion," Shmyhal said.
He added that the state budget deficit for next year will be more than 20% of GDP: "We will cover it with the help of partners. We need to attract $38 billion. We will receive them from the EU, the US, the IMF and other donors."
"Priority number 1 - security and defense - remains unchanged. We direct more than 1 trillion UAH to fight the invaders, which is more than 18% of GDP. We finance the Ukrainian army independently from internal resources," Shmyhal added.