Ukraine's fiscal revenue in the first five months of 2013 rose 2 percent year on year to reach nearly 21.6 billion U.S. dollars, the country's Minister of Income and Fees Olexandr Klymenko said Wednesday.
"The pace of filling the state budget fully meets the planned economic and macro economic indicators," Klymenko told a briefing here.
The minister attributed the growth of revenue mainly to the implementation of effective mechanisms to de-shadow economy.
The government will further explore ways to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion, Klymenko said.
The Ukrainian state budget for 2013 had put projected revenue at 45.1 billion U.S. and expenditure at 51.33 billion.