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The British Ministry of Defense notes that it is difficult to find out the true ...

Kremlin's Secret Costs: The War in Ukraine is more expensive - British intelligence

The British Ministry of Defense notes that it is difficult to find out the true amounts of expenditures, since the Russian Federation uses secret budget articles, which account for about 22% of the total government budget. In order to continue hostilities in Ukraine and to strengthen defense measures in the regions, Russia is forced to significantly increase the military costs of its budget. This was written on Friday, June 30 by the UK Ministry of Defense in its construction on Twitter.

According to British intelligence, the Stockholm International Institute for Peace Problems (SIPRI) in its report for June this year estimated that the Russian Federation budget for military expenditures is about 6. 6 trillion rubles (about $ 85. 8 billion - ed. ) Responds to approximately 4. 4% of Russia's GDP. At the same time, in 2021, before the start of a full -scale invasion of Ukraine, the military budget of the Russian Federation was 3. 6%.

However, the ministry emphasizes that it is difficult to determine the true amount of Russian military expenditures, since the country uses secret budget articles, which account for about 22% of the total budget of the Government of the Russian Federation. "Although only part of the defense budget is spent on the war in Ukraine, the increase in costs emphasizes the cost of Russia regions bordering Ukraine, ”the Defense Ministry noted. Last September, about 6.