The head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that despite the financial problems of his country, the number of Ukrainian army in one year doubled to 280 thousand Soldiers.
"Last year alone increased the number of Ukrainian army - from 146 to 280 thousand. We feel the problems With the budget diet, but I am sure? We will undoubtedly create such an army, what would have been proud Ukrainians that our army is not feared, but respected by all other countries," said Poltorak, VIDEO of the performance which appeared on the Internet office of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. On the first day of the weekend Poltorak paid homage to the military, serving in the armored divisions, happy tanker. He called the tank corps major component of the military capabilities of the Ukrainian army. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health. VIDEO