The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko enacted the National Security and Defense Council decision of September 26, 2008. "About urgent tasks of increase of defense capability of Ukraine". The relevant decree is published on the official site of the head of state.
The decision of the National Security and Defense Council I decided:
1. To recognize as one of priorities of activity of the Cabinet of Ukraine, the central executive authorities strengthening of defense capability and implementation of practical actions for realization of defensive policy.
2. To pay attention of the Cabinet to an unsatisfactory condition of realization of the powers provided by the law "About Defense of Ukraine", and performance of the tasks provided by acts of the President of Ukraine, on ensuring performance of state programs of development of Armed forces, other military formations, development of arms and military equipment, other programs (plans) concerning defense.
3. To suggest the President of Ukraine to support offers of the Ministry of Defence about:
the temporary termination of reduction of number of Armed forces and transition to completing of armies (forces) by the military personnel exclusively under the contract, having left completing of VSU both under the contract, and on an appeal;
determination of number of VSU till 2011 in quantity to 162 thousand military personnel and to 50 thousand workers for ensuring activity and functioning of Armed forces;
modification of the State program of development of VSU for 2006-2011 regarding VSU number till 2011
4. To the cabinet:
1) to submit in accordance with the established procedure for introduction by the President of Ukraine on consideration of the Verkhovna Rada drafts of laws "About modification of the law of Ukraine "About the number of Armed forces of Ukraine for 2008" and "About the number of Armed forces of Ukraine for 2009";
2) to define in a month an order and the amounts of financing of Armed forces during performance of the tasks connected with elimination of consequences of emergency situations of technogenic and natural character;
3) to approve until the end of 2009.the state target program of creation of flight group "Ukrainian Falcons" and the program for ensuring positive image of Armed forces and appeal of military service in society.
5. To the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine:
to resolve until the end of 2008 an issue of strengthening of organizational structure of management by system of technical providing Armed forces, in particular, work on repair (capital, average) arms, military and special equipment, and also expansion of possibility of their repair and renewal directly in connections and military units;
to submit in two-month time in accordance with the established procedure proposals on modification of the State program of transition of VSU on completing by the military personnel who pass military service under the contract, regarding extension till 2015 of term of transition to completing of Armed forces exclusively the military personnel passable military service on the contract.