Ceremony marking the handing over of heavy military equipments to Ukrainian forces in northeastern town of Chuguev , Kharkiv region on August 22, 2015. (Xinhua/SIPA)
KIEV, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine plans to enhance the mobility of its military personnel as part of a comprehensive reform of the Armed Forces, the country's Defense Ministry said Friday, citing a senior military official.
"Achievement of high mobility of units is our priority task," Viktor Muzhenko, chief of the general staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, was quoted as saying by the Defense Ministry's press service.
To achieve the target, the army intends to carry out military exercises on the redeployment of the troops within Ukraine, Muzhenko said.
In the past, Ukrainian servicemen have undergone the drills on the redeployment using railway, road and air transport, he added.
Kiev has launched a major modernization of the army in 2014, when the conflict between government troops and pro-independence insurgents started in eastern Ukraine.
The comprehensive reform of the Armed Forces, which is set to be completed in 2020, is aimed at the establishment of "effective and mobile defense forces able to provide an adequate and flexible response to military threats."