Ukraine will switch to contract army by 2020

Украина перейдет на контрактную армию к 2020 году

Contract plan sign with a quarter of a million Ukrainians.

The armed forces of Ukraine can join the service only under contract until 2020. About it reports UKRINFORM with reference to the head of Subcommittee No. 5 of the Committee of reform of the Ministry of defence of Ukraine Lieutenant General Sergei Krapivchenkov.

“By 2020, we have a vision to move to 100% army contract,” he said.

Krapivchenkov said that only the service contract is planned to recruit 250 thousand Ukrainians, “this is according to the norms of peace time.”

Speaking about the recruitment process for military service under the contract for the current year, defense Ministry spokesman noted that in 2016, the contract has been accepted and more willing than in the past 15 years.

“To date, APU has enacted more than 67 thousand for military service under the contract. Including more than 7.5 thousand officers. Over the last 15 years,” he said.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the National guard is transferred to contract service.

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