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