"The mobilization plan has already succeeded. The expected number of mobilized corresponds to the indicators that were planned," he said.
Taranov declined to name the current number of the drafted.
The Presidential Administration refuted the statement of the Armed Forces' General Staff representative that the western regions are leading in the number of people shying away from mobilization. A representative of the General Staff "gave examples," Taranov said, when asked by the reporters whether it is true.
On Jan. 15, the Verkhovna Rada approved the decree of President Poroshenko on "partial mobilization", which provides for the holding three stages of mobilization in 2015 within 210 days from the date of the decree's entry into force.