Ukrainian Parliament Recommends Resumption Of Mandatory Conscription

World | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 17:15| Views: | Comments: 2
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The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that acting President Oleksandr Turchynov resume mandatory drafting of conscripts into the country's army.

According to a report of Radio Free Europe, the resolution "on additional measures for strengthening Ukraine's defense capability in connection with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine" was adopted on Thursday.

Ukraine abolished the mandatory military service for males aged 18-27 in October, saying that by the end of 2014 the armed forces would be comprised of professional soldiers only.

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Vladimir K. - 17 Apr 2014 // 20:33:43


I cannot agree with you more. This was exactly my thinking when I saw the article about mandatory conscription. It seems this "government" simply can't give up trying to kill their eastern population.

Optimistic - 17 Apr 2014 // 20:29:13

The Red Sektor protested in Kiev on Monday, on Tuesday the illegal government said they were sending the Ukranian Army to the East to destroy the protestors.

Luckily unarmed peaceful protestors stood in the way of the tanks and made peace with the soldiers.

The issue is the illegal Kiev government sent the Army to kill Ukranian citizens so that the illegal Kiev Government could look strong and cling desperately to power, trying to kill their own people to cling to power!!!! Absolutely disgusting.

No they want to increase the army to have another go sometime in the future.

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