Oleksandr Turchynov: Decent monetary support for military servicemen should be a priority for the state
Decent monetary support for military servicemen should be a priority for the state. This was emphasized by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov while staying in the area of the Joint Forces Operation.
During the meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, the JFO command, the heads of the State Border Guard Service, the National Police and the National Guard, the issue of improving the material support of the Armed Forces and other security structures was discussed; according to Mr. Turchynov, such support is necessary to preserve the professional core of the Army and reliable protection of Ukraine.
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that the financial support of contract soldiers and officers "should increase in priority to salaries of civil servants and other recipients of budget funds". "The budget for the next year is currently being drafted and, accordingly, the National Security and Defense Council is preparing the defense budget of the country, where this issue should be clearly reflected", - he said adding that he hopes that the Verkhovna Rada would support the country's defense budget for 2019.