The Ministry of Defense revealed how much it costs to provide for one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

How much does it cost to maintain one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense said that the cost of maintaining one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is 1.2 million hryvnias (30 thousand dollars). The weapons used by our defenders are not included in this amount.

This was stated by Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Dzhyhyr in a commentary to Bloomberg. This is how much it costs the Ukrainian budget to maintain one soldier, he said.

The official noted that the cost of Ukraine's mobilization campaign, which is aimed at strengthening depleted units, will depend on a number of factors. These include the level of monthly conscription, aid, and the decision to rotate the military.

Dzhyhyr also told reporters that Ukraine's Defense Ministry is working with its American counterparts to address their concerns about how the Ukrainian Defense Forces store and deploy Western munitions. Six inspections have been conducted at military facilities to check how certain types of weapons are stored.

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that for every soldier who defends Ukraine, there should be eight people who can economically support him or her.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, one person mobilized for military service costs the state at least UAH 1.3 million annually, with a large share of these funds going to salaries and benefits for soldiers. Based on these calculations, the mobilization of an additional 100,000 people will cost Ukraine an additional 130 billion UAH per year.

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