Defense Ministry will increase the number of troops in the Odessa region

Минобороны увеличит численность войск в Одесской области

Will be deployed to the military commandant’s office in Sochi.

The Ministry of defence of Ukraine is studying the possibility of expanding the number of troops in the South of Odessa region. This was stated by the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak during a working trip to Odesa garrison today, June 23.

“The previous military and political leadership made decisions in which we have practically no military units in the region. Our plan is to increase this group, to create the infrastructure and the necessary logistics,” – said Poltorak.

He added that today there is a military unit in Bolgrad, formed military units in Sarata will be a military office in Sochi.

“Where the army is, there is the development of the region. But above all, a guarantee of security and territorial integrity of our country”, – said the Minister.

Previously Poltorak said that in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in the Donbas serve 34 thousand soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine.