Ukraine needs to bring the number of military personnel involved in hostilities to one million. Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleg Reznikov wrote about this on social networks.
Thanks to mobilization, preparatory measures and the actions of the authorities in Ukraine, defense was organized. The help of volunteers was also useful at the initial stages, the minister said. However, now the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) needs to be increased to a million people, Reznikov said.
“The deployment of the state mechanism is a lot of formalities, even in war conditions. And not only in warring Ukraine. We focus on the need to provide one million people who will fight the enemy,” the minister said.
The head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine noted that the escalation of the conflict in the country “provoked an explosive growth in defense needs.” According to him, Kyiv was not completely ready for this.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that during the day, the Russian Aerospace Forces hit three command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Combat aviation also dealt crushing blows to 52 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Ukrainian army.