The Parliament increased the size of Ukrainian army to 250 thousand persons
The Parliament adopted the presidential law on the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
270 deputies voted for the relevant law.
According to the law, the size of the army shall be up to 250 thousand persons, including 204 thousand soldiers.
"For the timely deployment of the specified group of troops (forces), the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shall be maintained at 250 thousand persons," - the president stated in the memorandum to the law.
Previously, the law provided for the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine within 184 thousand persons.
Also, the law provides that during the special period, the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shall be increased by the number of personnel called up for military service under decrees of the President of Ukraine on mobilization approved by the laws of Ukraine.
The implementation of this law will be subject to the allocations for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine provided in the State Budget of Ukraine for 2015.