The General Staff is working on increasing the active core of the Armed Forces — Turchinov

As the UNIAN correspondent reports, Oleksandr Turchynov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said during a round table entitled «Problematic issues of reforming the defense industry: raising the level of transparency of procurement for state defense orders» in Kyiv. «

We are a state that has a real front and we have to keep troops out of the training grounds and at the front, not on training grounds. Moreover, the General Staff always puts the task of increasing the active core of our army, «he said. At the same, Turchinov stressed that «the security issue is more important for us than the question of simple optimization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine».

According to him, the Armed Forces should have been a small professional army with powerful equipment and weapons, but «there is a war and it makes its adjustments.» Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assured that the Ukrainian Army departed from the «Soviet» preparations and moved to NATO standards.

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