For-UA Ukraine English News

Alternative Review – Comments and discussion on For-Ua News (Ukraine English News)

Lebedev: Share of contract soldiers makes 58%

Posted by the Editor on August 30, 2013


News / 30 August 2013 | 15:38

Lebedev: Share of contract soldiers makes 58%

Lebedev: Share of contract soldiers makes 58%

As of today, the share of contract soldiers in the Ukrainian army makes 58%, defense minister Pavlo Lebedev told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
The minister specified that the bigest shares of contract miltiaries are in navy, air force and special forces. “The worst situation is observed in the land services of the Armed Forces,” he said.
According to him, seven million contract servicemen are planned to be recruited this year, 4.8 million soldiers – in 2014 and 4-5 thousand – in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
However, Lebedev stressed that the total number of the Ukrainian army will reach 122 thousand people after the completion of this reform.

ForUm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: