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“An analysis of recent military conflicts shows that victory depends not on the size of the army, but on a high level of training, equipment, and professionalism,” the president said at an event to mark the 21st anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Officers’ House in Kyiv.

In connection with this, the president said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ tasks, structure, and system would be revised.

“Their size will be reduced noticeably, we will suspend the draft, and start forming the army only according to contracts,” Yanukovych said.

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