The command of the Special Operation Forces (SOF) will be formed by the end of the passing year. The unit will be introduced in 2016, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said at a Tuesday briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel. The official reminded that the SOF are being developed in the frameworks of the 2015 Ukraine-NATO cooperation program.
Poltorak also mentioned the Ministry’s priority tasks for the next year. Among these are strengthening of Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defense system, development of the Navy, speed-up in the military reform and raising servicemen’s salairies.