We want to "kill" the draft, this is our plan, - Minister of Defense

Minister of Defense believes that territorial defense should be developed in Ukraine
14:39, 23 November 2019

Minister of Defence Andriy Zahorodniuk

The Ministry of Defense plans to abandon the draft in the Armed Forces, in return they consider it necessary to develop territorial defense. The Minister of Defense Andryi Zahorodniuk stated in an interview with

"No matter how we successfully reform 250,000 people, this is not enough. And this despite the fact that we want to" kill "the draft, this is our plan. Therefore, we need to develop territorial defense," - he said.

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According to the minister, the answer to the question of how to defend the country consists of a list of threats, plans for how these threats can be repelled, and also plans for capabilities for all types of armed forces.

“But, unfortunately, there are scenarios in which only the Armed forces will be insufficient. And in this case, we need to develop a system of territorial defense,” he emphasized.

As we reported, Minister of Defence Andriy Zahorodnyuk announced the decision of the North-Atlantic Alliance and Ukraine on the new format of relations, which will be made in the near future.

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