Number of servicemen during seventh wave of mobilization to be known in late March
Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko has said that a number of men conscripted during the seventh wave of mobilization will be finally announced by the end of March.
"The seventh wave of mobilization foresees a significant growth of the number of personal staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine…A necessary amount of mobilized will be finally known by the end of March 2016," Muzhenko said delivering a speech to the governing board of the military administration of the Armed Forces in Zhytomyr, on the basis of the 199th training unit of Airborne Forces, as the Defense Ministry's press service reported.
He said that at moment a great number of servicemen, who have been mobilized during previous waves under the volunteer basis, yet being conscripted for a military service.
Besides, according to the commander-in-chief, there are many of those, who wish to work under the volunteer military service, so that the seventh wave of mobilization is expected to be less numerous than previous ones.
Ihor Voronchenko, the chief of the main personnel department of the Ukrainian armed forces general staff, had said in November 2015 that the seventh wave of mobilization might be declared in the first quarter of 2016, "most likely in February or March."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on January 11, 2015 that he would submit a bill on declaring another wave of mobilization to the armed forces to the Verkhovna Rada after receiving the relevant request from the general staff.