Colonel Oleksiy Chornobay, an official representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“In the near future contracts with the Armed Forces will be signed by another over 1,000 candidates, who underwent special selection and arrived for the trainings in centers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Chornobay said.
He stressed that since the start of 2016 the number of contract servicemen totals about 33,500.
“About 33,500 servicemen, including over 3,000 officers, have signed contracts with the Ukrainian Armed Forces since the beginning of the current year,” Chornobay said.
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