Ukraine Enacts Compulsory Military Draft

wochit politics
May 01, 2014 AT 10:39 AM
Ukraine’s acting president has re-instated the military draft to address the deteriorating security situation and threats from Russia along the countries' border. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov issued a decree on the presidential website Thursday saying Ukraine will conduct a draft for active military service in Ukrainian Armed Forces in order to “to increase the state defense potential.” The decree says: “Ukrainian male citizens who are physically qualified for military service, over 18 years old and older, but who have not reached the age of 25, and who have no right for exemption from military service" will be conscripted.