Poltorak announced the new powers of the Ministry of defense

Полторак анонсировал новые полномочия Минобороны

From 1 January the Ministry of defence should start working with a new philosophy and structure, new powers.

This was after the ceremony of separation from service, the generals and officers of the Ministry of defence of Ukraine and General staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, reports RBC-Ukraine.

“2018 was a year of challenges, threats and open aggression of the Russian Federation. Was a year when we adopted a very important and timely decisions. I would like to say thankyou to our people. The people always help the army, and the army should protect its people,” he said.

“It was a year when we continued the reform of the armed forces, the reform of staffing and personnel , building new infrastructure. And this was the year of the formation of a warrior – a new, Patriotic and one who trusts his commander. This is the basis and the main factor of the army, which will fulfill its constitutional duty. This year we must complete the reform. From 1 January the Ministry of defence should start working with a new philosophy and structure, new powers. We met all the main activities that are envisaged”, he added.

Meanwhile, the staff of the defense Ministry and the General staff retired 82% officers.

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