The Ukrianian Defense Minister announced that they are building a “million-strong army” equipped with NATO weaponry to recapture southern territory occupied by Russian forces.
“We have approximately 700,000 in the armed forces and when you add the national guard, police, border guard, we are around a million-strong,” said Ukrainian defense minister Oleksii Reznikov.
Reznikov added that he is also writing letters to their allies about the shipments of new weaponry and thanked them for their support.
Reznikov however, criticized the slow shipments of weapons which they deem necessary as the Russian offensive continues.
“We need more, quickly, to save the lives of our soldiers. Each day we’re waiting for howitzers, we can lose a hundred soldiers,” said Reznikov.
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