As it stated on the 2th of March 619 graduates all over the country got their officer ranks. According to decree of the President of Ukraine P.Poroshenko, graduation of cadets happened this time three months earlier than usually. It happened for the first time since the end of the Great Patriotic War.
In Odessa 144 cadets graduated from military academy ahead of time. Also in Kiev 268 cadets from two military academies got their officer ranks.
Their main qualifications: troopers, intelligence officers, artillerists and workers on the home front.
The main emphasis during cadets training was laid on tactical training and weapons practice. Besides, much emphasis was laid on the experience of combat operations in the South of Ukraine.
What is the reason for the preschedule graduation?
In his speech to graduated cadets, president Petro Poroshenko said, that «reduction of training time was determined by the military threat from the East. Even though the most optimistic scenario in Donbass region comes true, even though long-term armistice turns into political settlement and stable peace, military threat from the East will be, unfortunately, pressing».
Besides Kiev and Odessa, preschedule graduations took place also in Lviv. 207 cadets graduated ahead of time from Army Academy named after Hetman Petro Sahaydachnyi.
According to some sources in Armed Forces of Ukraine, about two thousands of young officers can be sent to military operation zone in Donbass region.