(QHA) -

The Verkhovna Rada has supported a draft law № 1000 "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2015". 233 MPs out of the 226 minimum required voted for the bill.

"I congratulate all of us! The important decision has been made!" –Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Volodymyr Groysman said.

Ukraine's parliament also backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country's Western backers.

Parliament is under pressure to approve a budget as soon as possible in order to get the next tranche of financial aid under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package.

QHA