Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has signed the order to draft reserve officers for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia continues increasing its military presence at the border with Ukraine, so the threat of an offensive on the part of the aggressor remains high. However, the overall "conflict degree" is much lower now than it was in previous two years.
The Ivano-Frankivsk city court has sentenced journalist Ruslan Kotsaba to three and a half years in prison on Thursday.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed Decree No. 122/2016 on military conscripts' transfer to the reserve and terms of conscription in 2016.
A Latvian court on Friday sentenced Maksim Koptelov, an ethnic Russian resident, to six months in prison for launching an online petition calling for the country to merge with Russia.
The “military draft” has been launched in the territories of the Donetsk region controlled by the Russian-terrorist forces Jan. 17.
In 2016, the State Border Service of Ukraine will resume the call for military service, which was canceled in 2008.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine recruited more contract soldiers over the 11 months of 2015 than over the past year.
Deputy head of the military office of the city of Kyiv Ihor Sliusarenko informed that another mobilization campaign will start on Oct. 1.
Deputy Defense Minister Petro Mekhed admits that three more waves of partial mobilization will be held depending on the development of the situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.
The Defense Ministry of Ukraine intends to complete creation of the state register for enlisted persons.