Demobilisation in Ukraine: President signs demobilization bill for conscripts of 6th wave

17:42 Sep. 26, 2016

President signs demobilization bill for conscripts of 6th wave

Ukrainian tankman (Photo by Dmytro Muravskyi / Facebook)

Only contract-service fighters will remain on the frontline, Poroshenko said  

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the signing of the demobilization bill, allowing conscripts of the 6th wave of mobilization to return home by the end of next month.

"By the end of October, military who were mobilized during the so-called "sixth wave" shall return home. I have signed the respective decree," Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

In his next message President added: "As soon as the last of ‘sixth-wavers' return home, only contract soldiers will remain on the front line. This is another step towards a professional army".

Petro Poroshenko added on Facebook: "On behalf of the Ukrainian people I sincerely thank our heroic soldiers for outstanding contribution to the defense of the country from Russian aggression".

This is the last phase of the demobilization of conscripts, which were mobilized for military service in 2014-2015 years during ‘the special period' (from the start of the Russian hybrid invasion in Donbas).  

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