: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Poroshenko signs decree on new wave of mobilization


President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree on the next wave of mobilization during the meeting with the governors on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
The total number of conscripts within the fourth wave will reach about 50 thousand people. Moreover, according to first deputy chief of main defense and mobilization planning department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Talalay, the conscripts cannot refuse military service in the ATO area.
It is planned to call up 200 thousand Ukrainians within three waves of mobilization to take place in 2015. The first stage is to begin on January 20 and will last for 90 days until April. The second stage will start in April and will last for 60 days, and the third stage will begin in June and will also last for 60 days.
The decree of the President of Ukraine on mobilization shall enter into force after its approval by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
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