17:49 11.10.2016

No plans for seventh round of mobilization

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No plans for seventh round of mobilization

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he does not intend to announce the seventh round of partial mobilization, at least not yet.

"As commander-in-chief, I do not plan yet to announce the seventh wave of mobilization," he said at a meeting of the Regional Development Council in Kyiv on Tuesday.

As of today, 56,000 people have signed a contract to serve in the army, he said. Yet, he said, military conscription will continue, but conscripts will not be sent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone.

He said that local authorities should ensure that military enlistment offices accepted all those willing to serve under contracts and handle conscription.

He also pointed out that the heads of local administrations have got a very important task to ensure that demobilized soldiers' needs, including providing them with due plots of land, should be met.

"We need transparent and effective decision-making, more efficient work of ATO participants' councils that work under the regional state administrations' heads," he added.

The president said that a number of heads of regional state administrations have taken the initiative on the allocation of funds from local budgets not only for the provision of land, but also help in the construction of the necessary facilities for the demobilized soldiers.

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