President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is holding speech for the anniversary of special battalions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, broadcasted by “112 Ukraine”.
Here are Poroshenko's key statements:
“There were no Ukrainian Armed Forces two years ago. Efficient division of Ukrainian Armed Forces amounted to nearly 5,000 persons. Currently, there are over 69,000 Ukrainian troopers in ATO area”.
“Since the beginning of military operations 205 members of patrol service of National Guard have sacrificed their lives for Ukraine”.
“There’s an opportunity to serve in the army under contract. I’m glad to report that dozens of thousands of Ukrainian patriots used this opportunity, which allowed us to significantly delay the next military draft in 2016. If there is one, it will be the only military draft this year”.
Watch the broadcast: