: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Government wants to increase size of army


The Cabinet of Ministers will submit to the Parliament a draft law on increase in the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine up to 250 thousand people.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk has announced this, opening the government’s meeting on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The Ukrainian government submits to the Parliament the bill to increase the overall numerical force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We offer the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the amount of 250 thousand people. It’s an increase by 68 thousands,” Yatseniuk says.
According to him, this is an important decision, which is financed by the government. The Prime Minister reminds that this year UAH 90 billion have been allocated to finance the national security and defense. “This is a record figure,” Yatseniuk mentions.
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