The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov called for a speedy transition of the army to a contract basis.
The practice of recruitment of conscripts was abolished in Ukraine in 2013, when Kiev announced a course on the development of a professional contract army. Immediately after the start in April 2014 force special operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas, the then acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov signed a decree on the restoration of conscription. However, in 2014 the call for conscripts was never carried out, but it's been 3 waves of mobilization. In 2015, the Ukrainian Authorities have plans to spend two conscription.
"The army should at the present time and immediately translate on a professional contract basis, reducing the number of troops and increasing real wages by qualified military and their security. Order, readiness and motivation has any number. This approach has a future catch of recruits on the streets and trams - no ", - wrote Avakov in Facebook.
He added that " as a Minister and member of the national security Council to take the initiative on the need of implementing this approach without delay "." I will refer to the Supreme commander, " explained the Minister.
in 2014 in Ukraine were 3 waves of mobilization in the Army. In 2015 also planned 3 waves of mobilization, two of them have been completed, the sixth will last until August 17. The Ukrainian authorities intend to allocate homeland security and defense in 2015 of about $ 4 billion. According to information from the Ministry of defence, the defence budget of Ukraine in 2015 is about $ 2 billion, or 2, 7% of GDP, in 1, 7 times more than in the previous year. At the end of may, the country's leader Petro Poroshenko has signed a new strategy of national security, the implementation of which will require the annual payment of the security sector and defence level is More than 5% of GDP.