Cabinet wants to increase the number of Ukrainian troops to 250 thousand people


The Cabinet of Ministers intends to offer the Verkhovna Rada to increase the strength of the Armed Forces for 68 thousand servicemen – up to 250 thousand

Prime Minister Yatseniuk stated opening a meeting of the Cabinet, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The Ukrainian government introduces the bill on increase of the overall strength of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the Parliament. We suggest establishing the strength of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the amount of 250 thousand people. This is an increase for 68 thousand people," the prime minister said.

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Yatseniuk noted that this decision is financially supported by the government.

He said that the relevant bill will be approved at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and called on parliamentarians to ensure its adoption by the Verkhovna Rada at the next plenary meeting.

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Recall, the Ministry of Defense plans to call about 50 thousand citizens to arms during the partial mobilization in 2015.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n320865