Poroshenko signs demobilization decree for servicemen of fifth mobilization wave
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the demobilization of military servicemen conscripted to the Armed Forces of Ukraine during mobilization of the fifth wave.
"I signed a decree on demobilization of servicemen of the fifth wave of mobilization. I invited those who wish to continue to defend Ukraine to continue their service under the contract," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.
The president said he signed the decree in the presence of Ukrainian servicemen stationed in the special operation area in Vodiane, Donetsk region.
"Vodiane. Two kilometers from the Donetsk airport's new terminal and 800 meters from its runway. I have inspected the strongholds on the frontline and thanked our guys for their service," he said.
Later decree No. 271/16 dated June 24, 2016 appeared on the website of the Ukrainian president.
According to the text of the decree, Poroshenko decided to transfer to reserve in June - July 2016 the servicemen conscripted during the second stage of the partial mobilization in accordance with the president's decree dated January 14, 2015 on the partial mobilization.
The president ordered Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers to provide for funds to finance demobilization of military servicemen and take other measures.
This decree comes into force from the date of its publication.
On June 16, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said Poroshenko is ready to sign a decree on the discharge into reserve of servicemen who were mobilized during the fifth wave of partial mobilization.