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Poroshenko Signs Law on Partial Mobilization in Ukraine

Sputnik News

16:13 19.01.2015(updated 17:04 19.01.2015)

According to Ukrainian parliamentary portal, President Poroshenko signed a partial mobilization law Monday.

KIEV, January 19 (Sputnik) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law on partial mobilization in the country, Ukrainian parliament portal reported Monday.

The status of the adopted law says that the document "has been returned with the President's signature on January 19".

On January 15, the Ukrainian parliament approved the partial military mobilization act that requires three waves of mobilization in 2015. The act also stipulates the spring demobilization of servicemen who joined the military during 2014's first wave of mobilization in March.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the first mobilization wave of 2015, during which 50,000 troops are expected to be added to military ranks, is expected to begin on January 20. Overall the three-stage military mobilization would add a total of 104,000 soldiers to the country's army.

Kiev began military operation against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics in April and carried out three mobilization waves in 2014.


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