"The decree of the President "About the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of September 26, 2008 "About urgent tasks concerning increase of defense capability of Ukraine" has to become a basis for reform of Armed forces of Ukraine, only its full and timely realization will be able to rescue Armed forces from crash", - the head of the Nikolaev regional organization Yury Shirko so commented on a position of the Ukrainian people's party. In his opinion, "The state program of development of Armed forces of Ukraine for 2006 - 2011 is broken, first of all from - for unwillingness of the government to finance army and fleet at the level of 2% of gross domestic product". About it reports a press - service of the Nikolaev regional organization of the Ukrainian people's party.
"The Decree the President supported the initiative of UNP to concentrate effort of all branches of the power for increase in financing of armed forces and improvement of defense capability of the state", - Yury Shirko noticed. He is convinced that "this Decree gains still big relevance in the light of the real events in the Ukrainian foreign policy". At the same time, the representative of UNP emphasizes that "this framework should be filled urgently with the relevant laws which will provide financial and organizational compound for development of the Ukrainian land forces, aircraft and fleet that the "Ukrainian falcons" or "Ukrainian corvette" programs at last at last - that were realized".
"If not to stop total irresponsibility, ignoring of decrees, programs and laws that already made Armed forces of Ukraine the "poorest" in Europe, continuation till 2015 of term of transition to completing of Armed forces of Ukraine exclusively the military personnel who pass military service under the contract, becomes one more "continuation", and the Ukrainian army and fleet and will remain "fragments of the Soviet army" in a form, - Yury Shirko summed up.