Tuesday, November 3, 2015

President Poroshenko legalizes foreigners in Ukrainian Army

November 3, 2015 (UNIAN News Agency) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine by foreigners and stateless persons," the presidential press service has told UNIAN. The Law, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on October 6, 2015 provides for foreigners and stateless persons to be liable for contracted military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other ukrainian military formations. This will enhance combat capabilities of the Armed Forces and other military formations, as the country will receive more combat-capable, experienced and motivated battalion-level units totaling up to a thousand troops. Due to foreigners joining the ranks of the Ukrainian Army and other military formations, the need for conscription of the Ukrainian citizens during a special period mobilization will be also reduced.