From the government’s draft state budget for 2020, which was presented by Prime Minister Goncharuk on Tuesday’s second reading, UAH 15 billion “disappeared” by the evening of that day, said People’s Deputy of the European Solidarity faction, member of the Verkhovna Rada budget committee Aleksey Goncharenko .
“At the presentation of the budget, Goncharuk said that the expenditures of the Ukrainian budget will amount to 1 trillion 195 billion hryvnias. And in the document submitted to the Verkhovna Rada it is indicated in black and white that the expenditures are 1 trillion 180 billion hryvnias. That is, from 11.00 (presentation time) to 21.30 (when the draft budget finally appeared on the BP’s website) the country’s financial estimates “dried up” by 15 billion hryvnias, ”the deputy wrote on his Facebook page.
Goncharenko admitted that this is either a conscious manipulation, or a gross professional mistake.