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Poltorak told how to change the size of the army

Полторак рассказал, как изменилась численность армииThe situation with the APU in 2014, the Minister called catastrophic.

Today in Ukraine there are 255 thousand members of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, citing the words of Stepan Poltorak.

According to him, the number of troops has increased over three years from 150 thousand to 225 thousand.

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“In 2014, we had no clothe people, no spare parts for machinery, there weren’t enough munitions, training system, soldiers and pilots were unprepared. In General, there was a catastrophic situation and ready to conduct combat operations was 5-6 thousand people. But we were able to promptly resolve these issues, and more to reach certain achievements in improving security,” – said the Minister.

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He noted that now in the combat zone in the Donbass war only contractors, which in 2016-2017 scored 110 thousand people. The reserve APU is now about 150 thousand people with combat experience.

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