According to the decision of the Ukrainian Defence Minister, at the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine was created a standing staff reserve of field grade officers – participants of counterterrorist operation in order to be appointed on high positions.
Above mentioned reserve will ensure the leading organs of military command and control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the personnel from among the ATO’s participants in order to replace vacant positions of commissioned officers.
At the present time, 1432 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were enlisted in reserve. Among them are servicemen who have accomplished tasks in ATO’s area, were wounded, were early promoted to high ranks, and were awarded with the state awards and decorations of departments. Lists of reserve are regularly renewed.