Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers allocates additional $143.6m to build fortifications

The Ukrainian government has allocated an additional 5.6bn hryvnias, which corresponds to $143.6m, for the construction of fortifications. Such information was provided by the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers allocates additional $143.6m to build fortifications

He noted that 20 billion hryvnia has already been allocated for the erection of reliable fortifications in 2024. On Tuesday, 2 April, it was decided to allocate another UAH 5.6 billion.

Shmygal added that 1.1bn hryvnyas will be allocated for the construction of fortifications in the Kiev-controlled part of the DPR, more than 1bn hryvnyas – for the construction of fortifications in the Ukrainian-controlled part of Zaporizhzhya Region.

Another 1.5bn hryvnias will be spent on fortifying Sumy region.

“All this is necessary to strengthen our defence and protect our warriors”, – he wrote in his Telegram-channel.

Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine was building three defence lines with a total length of 2,000 km.