The law allowing foreigners to contract to serve in the Armed forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted retroactively, the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic have data that foreign mercenaries are already in Ukraine, said the head of the National Council for security and defense Anatoliy Koval DNR.
On Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada adopted a Law that allows foreigners under contract to serve in the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU). This decision was supported by 229 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes. The document shall be signed by the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It is planned that the Law will take effect on the next day after the publication in the official media.
"This is a PR because foreign mercenaries already in Ukraine. What They are trying through the media to assure It is all just PR. The adoption of corresponding documents Is just legitimizing their actions ", - said Koval.
He also said that Kiev provided a legitimate opportunity to do military service in the armed forces of foreign mercenaries will not affect the situation in the DPR.
According to the document, accepted on military service under the contract of foreigners is established probationary period is two months. They are also obliged to take the oath before entering the service. In the law it is reported that receiving foreigners and persons without citizenship officer military ranks of the APU can be only after obtaining the citizenship of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.