Military draft 2021: 13,575 young men to be enlisted for military service in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

6,500 of them are to join the Armed Forces
14:49, 29 September 2021


13,575 young men will be enlisted for military service during the military draft scheduled for October-December 2021. The respective decision was made during the Cabinet meeting on September 29.

According to the document passed by the government, 6,500 people will join the Armed Forces. 4,775 will be recruited to the National Guard. 1,700 men will join the State Border Guard, and 600 are to serve with the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine.

In summer, head of the Servant of the People party Oleksandr Korniyenko claimed that Ukraine could cancel the compulsory draft for military service in 2023. The decision may be done within the military reform that is connected to the NATO action plan. 

Related: Spring military draft kicks off in Ukraine

As we reported, since the beginning of the day, September 29, Russian mercenaries opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas twice. Press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Wednesday.

In the area of Zolote-4, the enemy used RPGs and under-barreled grenade launchers, as well as small arms.

The illegal armed formations of pro-Russian proxies attacked the vicinities of Pisky, firing from RPGs and heavy machine guns.
Ukraine's military took no losses in these fights.

Related: Ukraine could cancel military draft in 2023, - official

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