11:22 19.04.2019

Zelensky's team to provide professional army, recruit combat officers to command it

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Zelensky's team to provide professional army, recruit combat officers to command it

The team of presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky will provide a professional voluntary army and will bring in military officers to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, security and defense expert of Zelensky's team, Ivan Aparshin, has said.

"The security and defense sphere is the responsibility of the president. Security and defense decisions will be responsible and thoroughly substantiated. The Ukrainian army will be professional and voluntary. It will be strengthened by a modern system of territorial defense and an active reserve. We will involve those who are capable of winning and, most importantly, of preserving the life of a soldier," he said during the presentation of the members of the team of Zelensky on the Right to Power talk show on the 1+1 TV channel.

Aparshin stressed that the state defense order and finance of the Ministry of Defense will be as open as possible. "In real time, you will be able to control the use of every penny that you and we together allot to defense and security. I guarantee you that," he said.

Aparshin pointed out that the soldier would be "armed, motivated and prepared." "The level of pay service for servicemen will be increased due to austerity of resources," he said.

Earlier, Aparshin was proposed for the post of Minister of Defense by presidential candidate of Ukraine, leader of the Civil Position Party Anatoliy Hrytsenko.

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