The Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law «On amending article 15 of the law of Ukraine «On military duty and military service» regarding the conscription of citizens of Ukraine for military service» submitted by President of Ukraine (registration No. 4020). For this decision voted 235 of 318 deputies registered in the session hall, UNIAN reports.
The law stipulates that the presidential decree on conscription for military service in a special period shall be published not later than a month before its beginning.
According to the document, the date of the appeal (appeals) of citizens of Ukraine on conscription military service shall be determined by decree of the President of Ukraine. This decree shall be published in mass media not later than a month before the end of the year preceding the year of appeal, except for the decree on conscription for military service during the special period, which shall be published no later than one month before the beginning of the call to military service.
In the explanatory Memorandum stated that this order «the conduct of the appeal (appeals) of citizens of Ukraine on conscription military service makes it impossible to adequately and timely respond to sudden changes in the military-political situation in the state». The current provision stipulates that the timing of the appeal (appeals) of citizens of Ukraine for military service the next year determined by the presidential decree, which is published in mass media not later than a month before the end of the current year.
As reported, in January the General staff of the Armed forces stated that due to demobilization of military personnel of the fourth wave there was a need to Supplement the APU. Demobilization of the military, who has completed the performance of their duties, is planned in late March — April of the current year.
According to the Minister of defense Stepan Poltorak, the General staff makes the calculations and examining the need for the announcement of the next wave of mobilization.
On 8 February, the chief of staff of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor muzhenko stated that the need for the next wave of mobilization will depend on the number of military that will be accepted on military service under the contract.
Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko said that you cannot go to a contract army during the war. And the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on MPs not to speculate on the subject of a contract army, as a decision on its implementation is the exclusive competence of the President of Ukraine and the government of Ukraine.
We will remind, in November the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has approved a plan for the transition of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to NATO standards.
BP has determined that the decree of the President on the appeal shall be published not later than a month before its beginning 18.02.2016