Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak attends a presentation of new airplain AN-132D made at Antonov plant on Dec. 20, 2016.
Photo by Volodymyr Petrov
“I’m addressing the retired officers – those who, after time in service, have retired with pension provision from the state, housing and benefits and who are enjoying a well-deserved rest period. You have passed the tour of duty, gained the experience that our army needs. I am asking you to look up to volunteer fighters. We have already managed to form an army that is twice the size due to volunteer fighters. And our fight continues because our independence is still under threat,” Poltorak wrote on Facebook.