Ukraine spends 10 bln USD a month on conflict with Russia

Internally displaced people from Mariupol and nearby towns arrive in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, April 1, 2022. /CFP

KIEV, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine spends about 10 billion U.S. dollars per month on the conflict with Russia, the presidential press service said Saturday.

"The Ukrainian state spends about 10 billion dollars a month on hostilities," said a statement on the Ukrainian presidential website, citing data from the Ministry of Finance.

Among Ukraine's sources of expenditure financing, the statement named the country's own tax revenues and assistance from Ukraine's international partners.

The military conflict between Ukraine and Russia started on Feb. 24.