After more than a year of fighting in Eastern Ukraine, regular Ukrainian forces remain disorganized and poorly equipped, the Reuters journalist Alessandra Prentice.
Upon the outbreak of the conflict in the East of the country, the army was out of date Soviet equipment and only 180 thousand soldiers, of which only 5 thousand were ready to fight. Then, the government has increased military spending to 5% of GDP and increased the number of troops up to 250 thousand. But the examples of incompetence and corruption of the military power of Ukraine occasionally appear in the local media, the journalist emphasizes. In June one of the Ukrainian Newspapers stated that in the result of administrative mistakes eight soldiers were thrown in Kharkov. Authorized Ukrainian military Vladyslav Seleznyov denied any error and informs that 8 people went AWOL and resist when you try to return them to the front.
in another article, there is a story about a wounded serviceman who took four months to prove to the Ministry of defence that he was alive, after he mistakenly classified as killed in battle and stopped paying wages. In addition, families of dead soldiers also face delays in taking compensation. The volunteer involved in the logistical support of the Ukrainian troops Yuri Biryukov, said there are many reasons for the lack of organization of Ukrainian troops from the bureaucracy, the lack of sufficient numbers of computers to qualified military suppliers.
in addition, there are numerous cases of bribery and theft. The Ministry of defence of Ukraine refused to explain allegations of bribery, according to the publication.