Ukraine to draft 18,000 people into army during autumn conscription campaign

Ukraine to draft 18,000 people into army during autumn conscription campaign

About 18,000 people are to be drafted into the Ukrainian army as part of the autumn conscription campaign in October-December 2018.

The head of the manning and conscription department, deputy chief of the department of conscription and manning at the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel Valeriy Dendebera, said this at a briefing on Thursday.

"According to a presidential decree and a government ordinance, measures will be taken in October-December on the conscription of citizens for fixed-term military service. It is planned to draft and send 17,960 people to the troops, including 9,010 to the Armed Forces, 6,500 to the National Guard, 1,550 to the State Border Guard Service, and 900 people to the State Special Transport Service," he said.

Dendebera said that compared with the autumn campaign last year, the number of conscripts had grown by 3,000 due to an increase in the number of young people to be drafted to the State Border Guard Service and the National Guard.


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