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2018 autumn conscription: 18 thousand people to do urgent military service

744 people are planned to be recruited in Kyiv
17:00, 26 September 2018

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Almost 18 thousand people will be sent to do military service within the conscription campaign in October-December 2018. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the relevant decision at the session on Wednesday, Ukrainian News report.

The total number of conscripts makes 17 960 people, 9010 of them will be sent to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 6500 people to the National Guard, 1550 to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and 900 people to the State Special Transport Service.  

It is planned to conscript 744 people in Kyiv. Up to 1850 people planned to be recruited in Dnipropetrovsk region, and 260 people in Luhansk region. $2.3 million will be spent to hold the campaign.

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Reportedly, 12,460 people were conscripted to do urgent military service within the campaign in 2017.  

2017 autumn conscription has been marked by a number of scandals. Military commissioners in Kyiv and Lviv were raiding on recruits. Urgent service evaders were delivered to military registration and enlistment offices and served call-up papers. The Police denied their involvement in the raids, the representatives of the military commissioners claimed that the forced detention of conscripts didn’t take place.

Moreover, one of the military enlistment offices in Lviv region published the personal data of 15 thousand recruits, who evaded the service.

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