More than 29,500 people have enlisted and signed contracts with the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of 2016. Of this amount, 3,000 are officers. This was reported by the press center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According the agency’s Facebook page, the placement of these contract servicemen in the military units was implemented according to the “maximum quality at optimum quantity” principle.
“The priorities in these placements remain unchanged. The first priority is to assign new personnel to combat brigades and the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces. Some personnel will then be assigned to combat and logistic support. The Special Operation Forces and the intelligence sectors are our priority and therefore require the best soldiers,” the post said.
The agency also reported that the contract salary of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is 7,000 hryvnia ($279).
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, had previously issued an instruction to increase the salary of sergeants.