Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko stressed that transformation from obligatory conscription to contract army is possible not early than 2010.

“In accordance with state program of development of Armed Forces of Ukraine, approved by the President, Ukrainian army will be contract in 2010,” Hrytsenko emphasized.

As to cancellation of conscription from 2008, I can only say that it is like to sign an agreement on cancellation of three laws of Newton, for example,” he added.

As a reminder, in accordance with the agreement between BYuT and OU-PSD, it is foreseen to cancel obligatory conscription from 2008.

Hrytsenko repeated constantly that cancellation of obligatory conscription next year would lead to army's destruction and discredit.


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