Another mobilization was postponed – President

Очередная мобилизация откладывается - президент

Demobilization fifth wave will pass in time, said the President.

President Petro Poroshenko said that the sharp increase in those wishing to serve under contract in the Armed forces and other military formations allowed to postpone the seventh wave of mobilization. The President said in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels.

“The fact that today more than 23 thousand Ukrainians signed a contract on service in the armed forces and other security forces, gave me the opportunity not to declare the seventh wave of mobilization. And I’m doing everything possible to if need be, to do, to do it as late as possible”, – said Poroshenko.

The President reminded that this year was able to increase military salaries, which motivated many to join the army to serve under contract.

“The fourth wave we are compensated. As continues to follow the contract set, will it be enough to demobilize the fifth wave, which will take place in law due to the timing, look,” he said.

He added that today there are first large advantages among the contractors, not the deserters, the high motivation of the service, and the fact that most of those who came on a contract is the last service in the ATO experienced fighters.

Earlier, the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak declared that the need for a next wave of mobilization today.

Before that Poroshenko himself declared that in Ukraine in 2016 will be only one wave of mobilization.

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