43 500 contract servicemen have joined Ukrainian military since early 2016

Source : 112 Ukraine

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said this at Friday briefing in Kyiv
16:40, 5 August 2016

Since January 2016, 43 500 servicemen have signed in with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Stepan Poltorak, the country’s Defense Minister, said this at a briefing in Kyiv on August 5. The press conference was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Previously, the National Security and Defense Council stated that Ukraine still can’t drop the conscript military service and switch, even though the number of volunteers in the army has been growing since the beginning of the year.  

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