: 45,000 conscript soldiers return home from service in eastern Ukraine
Society10:36 Mar. 30, 2016
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45,000 conscript soldiers return home from service in eastern Ukraine

Government says defence capibilities will not be dimished; plans to strengthen professional army

Forty-five thousand troops are returning home from the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The servicemen were conscripted into the military during the fourth wave of mobilization.

The country's president Petro Poroshenko says the ability of the state to defend itself against Russian-backed separatist forces will not be diminished.

Read also UN: More than 9,000 killed and 20,000 wounded since beginning of war in Donbas

Ukraine is relying on further establishing a professional army. It plans this year to sign up 14,000 new recruits.

 

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