Leader of the Party of Regions considers that Ukrainian army can be on the contract basis not earlier than 2010. He has stated today on air of “Ltava” TV company.

“Before doing something it is necessary to prepare thoroughly. There is a sequence and we must go step by step, we will gradually shorten the conscription and increase the quantity of contractors. It can be done not earlier than 2010,” Yanukovych said.

Leader of the Party of Regions also considers the statement of the BYuT concerning the army transform on the contract basis from January 1, 2008 as a populist slogan. “First of all, it is practically impossible to do, and secondly, it is dangerously for the country. It is dangerously because young men refuse to fulfill their constitutional duties,” he added.


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