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Parliament Promotes a Draft Law in First Reading that Provides Reforming of Military Ranks in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

May 30, 2019
Press Service of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine informs
Parliament Promotes a Draft Law in First Reading that Provides Reforming of Military Ranks in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Today, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has promoted a draft law in first reading that provides reforming of military ranks in the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to comply with the NATO member-countries’ ranks. In particular, it is planned to annul ranks as follows “Praporshchyk, Senior Praporshchyk, Michman, Senior Michman”, and to introduce new military ranks as follows “Recruit, Staff Sergeant, Staff Sergeant Major, Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sergeant, Senior Master Sergeant Major, Chief Master Sergeant Major”. Moreover, it is provided that non-commissioned ranks will be divided into junior and senior personnel.