Poroshenko wants to introduce new Ukrainian military ranks

15:24, 27 July 2015
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Ukraine needs to introduce new military ranks that are in line with Ukrainian traditions, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at the Defense Ministry while presenting the new uniform for the Ukrainian troops, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"During our discussion, I really liked suggestions that we need to scrap Soviet army vestiges. We need to introduce our own, Ukrainian traditions, including the new Ukrainian ranks. Therefore, the change of the "second lieutenant" rank for the "ensign" ['khorunzhiy' in Ukrainian, which corresponds to the sub-lieutenant in the Cossack cavalry] fully meets Ukrainian traditions and corresponds to the structure of NATO's military ranks," he said.

According to Poroshenko, it is also necessary to introduce the "brigadier general" rank.

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