In Ukraine on January 17 will begin gathering reservists
KIEV, January 13. /TASS/. About a thousand people of the personnel of the operational reserve will take part in the training camp of reservists in Ukraine. About it the General staff said in Facebook.
“In accordance with the plan of combat training since 17 January 2017 on the basis of one of the mechanized brigades operational command of the “West” of the Land forces of Ukraine will start training camp with the personnel of the operational reserve of the first stage”, – informed in the General staff. The duration of these camps will be 30 days.
Cash payments for reservists will be about 8 thousand hryvnia (about $290).
In 2017, the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU), according to the report of the General staff plan to increase the number of reservists and to increase the duration of charges.
By the end of 2016, Ukraine’s leaders announced the transition of army on a contract basis and, at least temporary abandonment of the mobilization, while conscription remained . January 7, 2017 Ukraine entered into force the law on improvement of the procedure of military service. A document introduced in a specific period of conscription those officers for a period of 18 months. Prior to that, the Ministry of defence has stated that the APU would encourage citizens in the age of 43 years who completed the military training Department, now serving as officers and not passed military service.