Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran signed the decree stipulating the use of NATO military ranks in the Ukrainian army.
According to a statement from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on the issue, the Ukrainian army is replacing the military ranks that were implemented during the USSR period with those used by NATO.
The statement said: "these decisions were taken to replace the Soviet-style system of Career Management with the modern system adopted in the armies of the leading countries. In fact, this is a guide that regulates the transition of units responsible for human resources to a new working philosophy that provides for each soldier, Sergeant, officer to create a career map for their training, development and execution."
Ranks in the Ukrainian army are brought into line with NATO standards under the law adopted in June 2020 at the Supreme Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.