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U.S. Embassy in Kyiv calls on Russia to stop conscription campaign in occupied Crimea

U.S. Embassy in Kyiv calls on Russia to stop conscription campaign in occupied Crimea

It is time for Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territory, the diplomats say.
19:43, 16 October 2020
Army Commander tells when military draft could be canceled

Army Commander tells when military draft could be canceled

This year the number of conscripts was reduced as the Army has been fully staffed.
11:05, 15 October 2020
Scheduled military draft kicks off

Scheduled military draft kicks off

Citizens aged 18-19 are accepted for military service at their own request.
14:50, 01 October 2020
Courts in occupied Crimea find nine local men guilty of draft evasion

Courts in occupied Crimea find nine local men guilty of draft evasion

Meanwhile, international law bans conscription to armies of occupying forces.
23:05, 12 August 2020
Russia occupying authorities in Donbas boost conscription efforts – Ukraine intel

Russia occupying authorities in Donbas boost conscription efforts – Ukraine intel

Local mobile operators are sending out SMS messages for recruiting to military service under a contract.
14:57, 11 August 2020
Russia ignores international law, conscripting residents in annexed Crimea – rights activist

Russia ignores international law, conscripting residents in annexed Crimea – rights activist

The occupying authorities plan to call up about 3,000 Crimean residents to the Russian army as part of the spring-summer conscription campaign.
18:58, 14 July 2020
"War crime": Ukraine's official comments on military draft in occupied Crimea amid coronavirus spread

"War crime": Ukraine's official comments on military draft in occupied Crimea amid coronavirus spread

Conscrption amid a pandemic threatens the lives and health of citizens.
23:10, 06 April 2020
Zelensky signs decree to call up for military service from age of 18

Zelensky signs decree to call up for military service from age of 18

The draft campaign in 2020 will last from April to June and from October to December.
14:44, 16 January 2020
Ruling party in Ukraine explains idea of lifting military draft

Ruling party in Ukraine explains idea of lifting military draft

Conscription cuts should be correlated with a buildup of the professional Army of contracted troops.
13:40, 13 November 2019
Ukraine could reduce draft age from 20 years back to 18

Ukraine could reduce draft age from 20 years back to 18

The General Staff has supported the initiative, recently voiced during a working meeting at the President's Office.
22:30, 25 October 2019
Over 18,800 residents in occupied Crimea illegally conscripted into Russian army

Over 18,800 residents in occupied Crimea illegally conscripted into Russian army

Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula.
19:45, 03 October 2019
Calling up for military service kicks off in Ukraine

Calling up for military service kicks off in Ukraine

In total, 15,200 citizens will be called up for military service.
10:51, 01 October 2019
UN reports on number of Ukrainians in Crimea forced to serve in Russian army

UN reports on number of Ukrainians in Crimea forced to serve in Russian army

Russia-controlled courts in the occupied peninsula convicted 29 persons for "draft evasion".
18:30, 17 September 2019
Ukraine's leading party shares plans on military conscription

Ukraine's leading party shares plans on military conscription

A mixed system of signing new troops for the army is set to be operating in Ukraine.
10:40, 28 August 2019
Courts in occupied Crimea hand down 17 unlawful sentences to locals for "evading draft" in Russia – rights activists

Courts in occupied Crimea hand down 17 unlawful sentences to locals for "evading draft" in Russia – rights activists

Three more hearings are pending.
21:10, 05 August 2019
Russia preparing for large-scale military campaign in Ukraine – intel veteran

Russia preparing for large-scale military campaign in Ukraine – intel veteran

Powerful military formations have been amassed along the Russia-Ukraine border, the general recalls.
10:40, 30 July 2019
Almost 800 Kyiv residents to be called up for military service – military commissar

Almost 800 Kyiv residents to be called up for military service – military commissar

In general, the draft reserve in Ukraine's capital city exceeds 30,000 people.
16:29, 08 April 2019
Another scheduled stage of Army draft launched in Ukraine

Another scheduled stage of Army draft launched in Ukraine

The stage will last until June inclusive.
12:20, 01 April 2019
Spring conscription campaign in Ukraine to kick off on April 2

Spring conscription campaign in Ukraine to kick off on April 2

Some US$2.34 million has been allocated for the campaign.
17:55, 01 April 2018
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