The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that in 2016 Will be retained by the conscription, But the conscripts, who will be called now by age 20, will not be forwarded to the zone of confrontation in the Donbass.
"Save the conscription, but, as I made a promise, young conscripts, by the way, they will call with 18 and 20 years, will serve in the area of anti-terrorist operation ", - said Poroshenko in the process of his working visit to Zaporizhzhya region, timed to the Day of defender of Ukraine.
The head of the country said that the switch to a fully contract army during the war, unable to afford no country.
The practice of recruitment of conscripts was abolished in Ukraine in 2013, when Kiev announced a course to develop professional contract-based army. Immediately after the start in April 2014 force special operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas, the then acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov signed a decree on the restoration of conscription. However, in 2014 the call for conscripts was not held, but passed the 3 waves of mobilization, and in 2015 - another 3.
in addition, this year, Kiev has resumed military service in the army. The Ukrainian authorities expected to spend rotation among law enforcers who are involved in the fighting in the Donbass.