Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, UAH 825 million / $22.5 million have been transferred from the city budget for the needs of the military, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported.

“Today at the council session, we have increased funding for the Armed Forces units by an additional UAH 12.5 million / $340,000,” the Kharkiv mayor added.

According to the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, large cities of Ukraine spent 7% of their budgets, or UAH 10 billion / $273 million, on the Armed Forces during the year and a half of full-scale war.

As a percentage of the budget, the city councils of Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, and Mukacheve spent the most on defense.

For instance, support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Mukacheve accounted for more than a quarter of the city budget, 26% (UAH 740 million). Khmelnytskyi city council allocated 21% of its budget to help the army, and Zhytomyr – 20%.

In general, the largest amount of money was allocated by large cities: Kyiv transferred UAH 1.6 billion to support the military, Dnipro – UAH 1.2 billion, Lviv – UAH 1.1 billion. Khmelnytskyi also provided one billion hryvnias, Mykolaiv 0.6 billion, Chernivtsi 0.3 billion, Cherkasy, Rivne, Zaporizhzhia 0.2 billion, Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk 0.1 billion.

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