Monday, December 7, 2009

The autumn 2009 conscription campaign in Ukraine is finished

Kyiv (INTERFAX) December 7, 2009. The autumn 2009 conscription campaign has ended in Ukraine, with a total of 26,450 people being drafted into the Ukrainian army in October-November, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's press service reported on Monday.
The last groups of young conscripts were sent from the collecting stations of regional military commissariats to the armed forces and other military formations, the press service said.
A total of 19,500 people were sent to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is 500 less compared to this spring, 5,700 to the interior troops of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, and 1,250 to the state special transport service. A total of UAH 3.267 million was allocated from the state budget under a government decision to hold the conscription campaign.