Russian mercenary Andrey Volodin was not killed in Syria, as stated by FSB (Russian Security Service), but in the Donbas, his mother said.
Ukrainian authorities use the ruling of the Stockholm court "in order to destroy the Batkivshchyna party being in opposition to them."
Anti-corruption authorities should examine the situation around the conclusion of a gas contract with Russia in 2009 by the then Premier Yuliia Tymoshenko.
The Defense Ministry of Ukraine says 69,000 military came to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine under contract in 2016.
The military who perform tasks in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area may not terminate contracts under the new law.
President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine in terms of improving army career patterns.
The Russian State Duma has passed a bill to allow draftees and reservists to conclude short-term military contracts at a time of emergency or to participate in peacekeeping and anti-terrorist operations abroad.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has canceled equal financial provision for drafted and contracted soldiers during the so-called 'special period.'
Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has supported as basis and as a whole the draft bill of Ukraine on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on improvement of the military service. The amendments will allow dismissing servicemen from contract service during the special period (except for mobilization and martial law), as well as those whose contract term ended and they no longer wish to serve in the Army.
Only military with appropriate experience carry out combat missions at the forward defense line in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in the Donbas.
Mobilized soldiers will receive a remuneration in the amount of 8-10 minimum wages if they agree to sign an enlistment contract without leaving the service.
40,800 servicemen have signed contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of 2016.
The Verkhovna Rada has supported the bill No 4689 on amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On military service". From now on, the law will allow military terminating evergreen contracts with the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a special period.
Demobilized soldiers of the 5th draft wave will be replaced not by the newly drafted servicemen, but by contract soldiers.
Back in 2009, Yuliia Tymoshenko signed gas contracts in which Ukraine's interests were not top priority.
President Petro Poroshenko has singed a decree No 248/2016 "On approval of Regulations on military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine by foreigners and stateless persons."