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"Changes in the approach to training officers are required"

July 6, 2016
This was stressed by Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak during a working visit to the Zhytomyr Military Institute of Sergei Korolev.

During a meeting with the institution’s personnel the head of the defence department presented the new institute head - Major General Alexander Levchenko to the academic staff and cadets. The Defence Minister also thanked the previous head, Major General Yuri Danyk for his fruitful work.

- We need to change the approach to training officers, because the way a soldier performs his tasks on the battlefield, as well as the life and health of the entrusted manpower directly depend on the training of the officers. We should expand the opportunities for training skilled officers for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, the specializations in which professionals are trained here are extremely useful to the state. I am convinced that the new head of the institute will make every effort to fulfill this task, - stressed army general of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak.

The Minister of Defence of Ukraine also noted that, in his opinion, the top management positions in military higher educational establishments can be assigned to officers who have combat experience and military service in the army.