The Interior Affairs Ministry has started creating the third battalion of the National Guard, Deputy Interior Affairs Minister Serhii Yarovyi announced at a press conference.
"Preparation for the creation of the third battalion has now begun," he said.
According to Yarovyi, the second battalion of the National Guard was sent to the eastern regions on Tuesday to participate in the "anti-terrorist" operation, and the first battalion has long been participating in the operation.
Yarovyi stressed that the battalion was recruiting everyone who wants to join and that men aged 18 to 55 are currently undergoing training.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Interior Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov has decided to create special police corps based on civic groups throughout Ukraine.