The Armed Forces of Ukraine must fully comply with standards
the NATO countries-participants follow while the Ukrainian military personnel should
have appropriate skills and training, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk during reporting by members of the Cabinet of Ministers about results
of its activities on Friday, August 28.
"Peace can never be granted. Peace must be fought for.
And strong Armed Forces appear a key to achieving peace and stability in
Ukraine", said the Head of Government.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk views among principal objectives to join NATO
de facto before the moment Ukraine will join it de jure: "It means that
the Ukrainian Armed Forces should fully comply with all the logistics and
standards followed by the Alliance’s member countries while the Ukrainian
military have to possess appropriate skills and appropriate training."
He noted that the current year Government had allocated
almost UAH 100 billion for financing of the Ministry of Defense
"We're not going to reduce funding of the Military
Department", emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The Prime Minister also noted the need as part of reforming of
the AFU to strengthen the contract and professional component in our Armed