Ukraine conscripts 12,000 young men – 70% fail to show up

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December 14, 2017 – FRN – 

Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

The draft campaign “Autumn-2017” has been completed in Ukraine. As a result, more than 12 thousand new people were taken to serve in the army. This was reported by the Press Service of the Land Forces Command of the Army.

In October-November of this year, Ukrainian citizens of 1997-1990 date of birth were called up for urgent military service.

A total of 12, 460 people were called up to conscript, including 8360 in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 3500 in the National Guard, and 600 in the State Special Transport Service.

In the process, 70% of conscripts failed to appear in military commissariats on request. Of these, almost a third are now on the wanted list “for evading compulsory military service, the real term of imprisonment is up to three years,” the Supreme Court reminded.

Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels. If you like her work, you can support her Patreon here.

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