Poltorak: 18,000 military enlisted under contract in 2016

Poltorak: 18,000 military enlisted under contract in 2016

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Since the beginning of 2016, a total of 18,000 people have applied to conclude the contract for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said this at a government sitting on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Since the beginning of the year we have recruited 18,000 people under the contract, while last year 200-300 people entered the army per month,” Poltorak said.

At the same time, he noted that first of all people with battle experience were selected for the Armed Forces.

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