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Poroshenko Signs Bill Allowing Foreigners to Serve in Ukrainian Army

Sputnik News

13:06 03.11.2015(updated 13:27 03.11.2015)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill into law allowing foreigners to serve on a contract basis in the country's armed forces, the Ukrainian Parliament reported on its official website Tuesday.

KIEV (Sputnik) – According to the Verkhovna Rada's website, the law "was returned with the president's signature on November 3, 2015."

On October 6, the Verkhovna Rada passed the bill, which was supported by 229 out of the needed 226 lawmakers.

The law states that foreigners and stateless persons may become officers of the Ukrainian military only after attaining the country's citizenship.

Sputnik



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