Poltorak: Size of Ukrainian armed forces to reach 250,000 in month

16:37, 18 March 2015
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The size the Ukrainian armed forces will swell to 250,000 people within a month, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told journalists on Wednesday.


"As for the term when the planned number of 250,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces has to be reached, I can say that it will happen in a month," Poltorak said.

According to Poltorak, a total of 230,000 people are now serving in the Ukrainian armed forces.

As reported earlier, on March 5 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for a presidential bill to increase the size of the Ukrainian armed forces to 250,000.

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