Medvedev: the government has not miscalculated, increasing defense spending

Medvedev: the government has not miscalculated, increasing defense spending


The Russian government several years ago adopted measures to increase defense spending. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that such actions were absolutely justified, as it is possible to raise the status of the armed forces at a high level.

MOSCOW, 9 Dec. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is not their mistake a few years ago by increasing defense spending.

“We are really in a period of time agreed to increase defense spending, it is. This was almost 5 years ago. And I believe that we have not miscalculated, and that we did it absolutely correctly, because by that time, unfortunately, the state of our military equipment, and the actual state of the armed forces, was considerably below requirements. Now we’ve brought these costs to the world level”, — said Medvedev in an interview to Federal TV channels, answering the request to comment on the situation, when was the last time in Russia there has been a considerable growth of military expenditures, the decline in social spending.