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Reznikov assumes canceling military draft in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Defense Minister believes conscripts could be replaced with territorial defense forces
21:52, 4 November 2021

Oleksiy Reznikov
Kyiv City State Administration

Oleksiy Reznikov, the newly appointed Ukraine's Defense Minister surmises that the military draft in Ukraine could be canceled. But at fiest, the official would like to discuss this matter with the experts. Head of the defense authority told that to the reporters on the sidelines of the Parliament.

"In my previous consultations, I actually focus on the appropriate nature of canceling the military draft. My dream is to switch to the professional army - for real", Reznikov said.

The Minister said he hopes that the implementation of the law on the basis of national resistance and creation of the territorial defense forces "could possibly replace" the military draft.

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

In July, head of the Servant of the People party Oleksandr Korniyenko claimed that compulsory military draft in Ukraine could be canceled already in 2023. The decision may be approved within the military reform aimed at Ukraine's NATO membership. 

During the autumn military draft, Ukraine's Armed Forces plan to enlist 13,575 young men.

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

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