Ukrainian president will sign demobilization decree

Ukrainian president will sign demobilization decreePresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will reportedly this week sign a decree on the demobilization of military servicemen conscripted to the Armed Forces of Ukraine during mobilization.

"This week I'll sign a decree on demobilization of the servicemen," Poroshenko said during the meeting with the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of middle military management in Kyiv on Tuesday.

The head of state also said that there are plans to cut the number of new troops to be mobilized.

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"Once again I stress that our task is to shift the lion's share of soldier recruitment to a contract basis," the president said. He added that authorities do their best to improve the attractiveness of Ukraine's volunteer military service.

As reported, the sixth wave of mobilization took place in June-August 2015.
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