Poroshenko officially allowed foreigners to serve in the Ukrainian army
The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing foreigners and stateless persons take place under the contract service in the armed forces of Ukraine, Reported on the official Internet office of the Ukrainian Parliament. in the stages of passing the document States that the legislation " signed by the President on 3 November 2015 ", – RIA " news ". The corresponding legislation was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 6 October. In the explanatory paper to the document notes that with the establishment on a voluntary basis of special forces of Ukraine and battalions on the East of the country, their forces began to arrive citizens of foreign countries With military experience, some of which, despite the lack of legal grounds, accept and participate in the fighting. Along With this, the current law of Ukraine does not provide for passing of military service by aliens. The document notes that International practice recognizes the right of foreigners for service under the contract in lawful military formations outside the country." foreign citizens and persons without citizenship have the opportunity to be accepted into military service in armed forces (AF) of Ukraine for contract privates, sergeants and petty composition, " – Reported in the law. Provides that for military service under the contract will be taken before convicted foreign citizens and stateless persons who are in Ukraine on legal grounds and meet the necessary requirements of military service. According to the document, accepted on military service under the contract of foreigners is established probationary period – 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 armed forces of Ukraine can be only after obtaining the citizenship of Ukraine. Remember also, Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual.