This step is possible due to a new military budget / Photo from UNIAN

"The new military budget in 2016 will provide for a sharp increase in salaries of the Ukrainian military," said the President.

Read alsoRussia thinks better of Ukraine army than Ukrainian media do - MuzhenkoEarlier, UNIAN reported that next year the Armed Forces of Ukraine will get UAH 4.5 billion in clothing allowance. These funds will be allocated for purchasing 65,000 sets of armored helmets, 60,000 bulletproof vests, 200 thousand sets of uniform, 59,500 sets of military gear, 50,000 sets of defensive gear, 35,000 sets of bedding and 56,000 sleeping bags.