"At present, the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has created an operational military reserve of 85 thousand people - with combat experience and a high level of psychological readiness (80%) to protect the Ukrainian people," Muzhenko quotes the newspaper. Look.
“We are starting training camps with reservists in nine combat brigades of all operational commands of the armed forces of Ukraine. 8 thousand people will carry out combat training tasks as part of their units along with contract servicemen, ”he wrote.
According to Muzhenko, the purpose of creating a reserve - “To support the combat readiness and training of reserve personnel, to work out approaches and mechanisms for quickly completing combat brigades in the event of widespread Russian aggression.”
In addition, "there is an urgent need for the exchange of combat experience between reservists and contract servicemen," he added.
Earlier, Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian army is staffed with contract soldiers at 75%.