"I would like to begin with very good news for 45,000 servicemen who defend our state in difficult conditions. I mean soldiers of the so-called fourth wave of mobilization. I have signed a decree on demobilization of servicemen conscripted by the decree of July 21, 2014 and the decree of January 14, 2015," Poroshenko said at the NSDC session, the report reads.
"This decree will not affect the level of defense capacity of the state or reduce the number of troops in the east of Ukraine and in the area of Crimean isthmus," he said.
According to the President, the state makes every effort to maintain the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other security units.
Poroshenko also noted successful campaign on concluding contracts with military, which is being held much faster than before. He emphasizes that the country ensures decent financial supply of servicemen. A soldier receives at least UAH 7,000 outside the ATO area and UAH 11,000 in the ATO area, as stated by the President.
According to Poroshenko, about 14,000 contracts have been concluded with Ukrainian servicemen since the beginning of 2016.