President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law on allocation of additional UAH 7.6 billion from the 2017 state budget for subsidies for utility services provided to households. The presidential press service announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The law on the state budget for 2017 envisages a subvention of UAH 61.2 billion from the state budget to local budgets for benefits and subsidies for payment for utility services by households. The law also allocates UAH 1.1 billion as subventions to local budgets for social and economic development of some territories, UAH 0.3 billion of medical subvention. The law allocates additional UAH 0.2 billion for medical treatment of Ukrainian citizens abroad and additional UAH 0.3 billion for supporting state-owned coalmines. The law has increased the budget of the Ministry of Interior Affairs for 2017 by UAH 1.7 billion to UAH 54.8 billion. The law also increases the budget of the External Intelligence Service of Ukraine by UAH 0.2 billion to UAH 1.1 billion. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has additionally allocated UAH 7.6 billion from the 2017 state budget for subsidies for utility services provided to households. Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Andriy Parubiy predicts that the parliament will consider the second reading of the law on state budget for 2018 on December 7.