Contents tagged with reserve officers

  • Muzhenko: if the situation in Donbas escalates Ukrainian army will be strengthened with more than a hundred thousand reservists

    If the situation in eastern Ukraine escalates, more than 100,000 reservists are ready to replenish Ukrainian Armed Forces. Over the period of six waves of mobilization, more than 200,000 people were called up for service that then resigned or signed contracts. A large number have already completed their service and now they form the basis of the stand-by reserve, said the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko in an interview with Ukrinform.

    He noted that a serious …

  • Ukraine summons reserve officers

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has signed an order summoning reserve officers to military service in 2017. This was announced at a briefing on Tuesday by General-Lieutenant Artur Artemenko, deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

    “Today an order was signed by the Defense Minister which determines the procedure for summoning officers to military service in 2017. The order has been sent to the Ministry of Justice and after ratification by the relevant …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defense urged reserve officers to return to active service

    The Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, urged reserve officers to return to service in the Armed Forces in a post on his Facebook page.

    Poltorak stressed that, thanks to volunteers, the Ukranian army has doubled in size. However, the threat to the independence of the country still exists.

    "I appeal to the reserve officers, those who have received a pension from the state, housing and benefits, those who are in a well-deserved retirement. You went through military service, gained the …