Spring conscription campaign in Ukraine to kick off on April 2
Ukraine will launch its spring military conscription campaign on Monday, April 2.
It will last until the end of May, chief of the Main Personnel Directorate and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Artur Artemenko said, the news outlet Zaxid.net reported.
According to a government decision, 15,190 servicemen will be conscripted into to the Armed Forces and other military formations of Ukraine in April-May for compulsory military service. Of them, 8,990 will join the Armed Forces, 1,000 will serve in the State Special Transport Service, while 1,200 will become border guards and 4,000 will join the National Guard.
"The draft commissions of all levels will start work on April 2 and close on May 31. Some UAH 61.6 million (US$2.34 million) in spending on the conscription campaign will be given to the commissions by April 6," Artemenko said.
As was reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on February 15 signed a decree to dismiss the then conscripts and schedule new military drafts in 2018. The decree stipulates that there will be two conscription campaigns in 2018: in April-May and October-November.