Until the end of the year the defense Ministry will be civil

До конца года руководство Минобороны станет гражданским

Poroshenko addressed the students in Kiev

Poroshenko said that in Ukraine the work on change Mat according to the NATO standards.

Until the end of the year, all the leadership of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine will go to civil control. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a speech to students in Kyiv on Friday, November 23.

“We are talking about a deep reform of the Armed forces, which begins with the fact that we establish civil control over the armed forces of Ukraine”, – he told, answering a question about how Ukraine is moving work to change the APU according to NATO standards.

The President recalled that on October 13 the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak was the first military who has passed the shoulder straps and became law Minister. “Until the end of the year it will do all the leadership of the defense Ministry”, – said the head of state.

In addition, according to Poroshenko, Ukraine is now conducts the largest number of exercises within Ukraine and abroad, in order to ensure effective coordination and cooperation.

“How much do you think officers in 2013 in the Ukrainian armed forces to communicate in English language? And how many now? 14 times more. And it is a fundamentally,” he added.

The President also reminded that from January 1, APU soldiers will receive 10 thousand hryvnia, and on the front 21 thousand hryvnias.

“Today at 6: 00, the Parliament supported my decision which I made to the Council of national security and defence, to increase the level of financial support for soldiers. From 1 January, soldiers will receive not less than 10 thousand hryvnia, and on the front of 21 thousand”, – he said.

Recall that in the draft budget for 2019 in terms of defense laid 209,5 billion.

 

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