The size of the armed forces has reached 250 thousand people

Численность ВСУ достигла 250 тысяч человек

The army of Ukraine is at the maximum limit of the number provided for by law.

The Armed forces of Ukraine located at the maximum prescribed by the law of 250 thousand people. This was stated by the chief of staff, Deputy chief of the General staff of VSU Arthur Artemenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“Today, by law, limit the size of the Armed forces is 250. This figure is justified… As in any army, the more people the better, but we can’t break the law, so today the Armed forces are on maximum limit of the number which is the number of, what I call,” Artemenko said at a briefing in Kiev.

According to him, in the future the number of military who are called, will be correlated with the amount discharged from military service.

As reported Корреспондент.netin December 2016, the number of land forces of Ukraine amounted to 170 thousand people, an increase over the previous two years, 120 thousand.

Recall that this fall the army called more than 10 thousand people. Allocated 34.4 million hryvnia.