Ukrainian army to grow to 250,000 within month - minister
The Ukrainian Armed Forces will grow to 250,000 men within a month, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said.
"This will happen within a month," Poltorak said in Kyiv on Wednesday. The reporters asked when the army size might grow to 250,000 men.
Ukraine has approximately 230,000 army servicemen at present but the 250,000 man target will be achieved through mobilization, the minister noted.
The Verkhovna Rada passed a presidential bill increasing the size of the army to 250,000 men, including 204,000 military servicemen, on March 5.