Ukrainian Parliament considered bill No. 9000 on the State Budget of Ukraine for the year 2019 and then adopted draft resolution No. 9000-P on Conclusions and Proposals to the Draft Law of Ukraine on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2019.
The procedure required draft resolution to be adopted in the first reading and then MPs can vote to adopt it as final. MPs supported draft resolution No. 9000-P in the first reading by 242 votes in favor and as final by 240 votes.
Speaker of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy clarified that adopting this draft resolution the Verkhovna Rada passes its recommendations to the Government.
Before the voting on the draft resolution, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman delivered a speech asking to support it. “We have a consolidated budget, UAH 1 trillion 200 billion. There are propositions on the amount of UAH 2 trillion 300 billion… The budget, which is prepared is balanced. Till the second reading with fractions and committees, we will work to make it (budget) better. The budget should be better, in the same time - realistic” – noted Groysman.