The National Guard is shifting to contract military service. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov in his speech during the ceremony dedicated to the anniversary of the National Guard. The ceremony was broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The shift to the contract system of military service will allow to make the National Guard more professional, considers the Minister.
”I’m sure that during these years the National Guard has proved that it can be relied on. Society has a high opinion on the National Guard soldiers. They have proved that by their heroic acts and deeds. This should further continue. The National Guard should become stronger and better equipped in future. Now we are shifting to the contract military service today. Now we will have professionals in the National Guard. And we are here today to step up in developing our armed forces to provide additional military hardware for our military units,” – said the Minister.
He also stated that 189 national guardians were killed during ATO.