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Minister of Defence of Ukraine holds talks with Chairman of NATO Military Committee
22.04.2016 | 17:01
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF UKRAINE

On April 22, General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, held talks with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

The head of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine told about the ongoing reforms and their prospects within the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Stepan Poltorak remarked it was planned to improve the normative base of the defence reforms and start the active phase of the reforms of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. About 20% of structural units of the MoD and GS are expected to be reorganized, the J-structure will be implemented within the General Staff, AF, Navy and Special Operations Forces will be reinforced.

“In 2017, we’ll reform 80% of structural units of the Ministry of Defence and 40% of the General Staff. The Joint Operations Staff and Commands of Services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will gain their operations capabilities. In 2018, the reforms of the Ministry of Defence will be completed, 90% of structural units of the General Staff will be reorganized,” the Minister of Defence stressed.

According to the Defence Minister, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be fully reformed by the end of 2020. He proposed the NATO party to hold meeting during which he would tell about the measures taken and the prospects of the reforms within the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Armed Forces of Ukraine.

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, reaffirmed the NATO’s support to the Ukrainian party. He underlined he was satisfied with the reforms within the Ukrainian army.

“The NATO supports Ukraine, we have common principles, values and complete discontent with the stance of the Russian Federation. Please, follow your way. Your experience is valuable for many nations,” Gen. Petr Pavel stressed.

 

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