With the beginning of the year more than 28 thousand military personnel have signed contracts with the APU – Ministry of defence

С начала года более 28 тыс. военнослужащих подписали контракты с ВСУ, - Минобороны

Starting in 2016, the contract with the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) was signed by more than 28.5 thousand military. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of defence.

“From the beginning, the contract with the Armed forces of Ukraine signed more than 28.5 thousand military. Of these, nearly 3 thousand officers, and about 1.5 thousand – of the number of conscripts and more than 5 thousand military personnel called in connection with the mobilization,” – said in the message.

As reported, on military service in the Armed forces of Ukraine and other military formations in may – June of 2016 it is planned to call more than 16 thousand citizens.

Related news: Contract component in the Ukrainian army will be increased, but the conscription and mobilization will be saved.

In March it was noted that from the beginning of 2016 to contract service in the Armed forces of Ukraine have expressed their desire to join almost 14 thousand persons.

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