"After the personnel pay service was increased over the past two months, we have signed contracts with more than 9,000 soldiers. We expect that 5,000-7,000 soldiers will sign contracts in the coming months. This will allow us to minimize the need for the next military draft," Poltorak said.
Earlier, Stepan Poltorak said that if a decision about the next wave of mobilization was taken, the preliminary number of conscripts drafted in the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be 10,000-12,000 men. If the number of contract servicemen is increased, Ukraine may put aside military draft in the long term under condition of the absence of active hostilities.