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 Ukraine Switches to Contract Army. Next Year's Draft Will Be the Last

The last army draft in Ukraine is scheduled for the end of next year.

Radio Liberty reports citing Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Vice Admiral Ihor Kabanenko.

He stated that according to the new military doctrine and national security strategy Ukrainian armed forces are transferred to a contract basis.

"We have a plan to hold the last to military service draft bythe end of next year. Level of requirements for military now demands professional approach and skills," said Kabanenko.

According to him, along with a reduction of the Armed Forces there will also be changes in their structure and upgrading of military units, because "only the restoration of the ships has been allocated five times more funds than last year."
 
 
 
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