Kiev, Ukraine. In legislative moves raising eyebrows and concerns across Europe, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is preparing to centralize a national military draft of all Ukrainians from age 17 to 60 for national preperations to combat ” Russian aggression,” despite no state of declared war between the two nations.
On Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed legislation relating to the establishment of a military draft of all Ukrainian citizens between 17 and 60 years of age for national service against enemies of the Kiev regime domestically or from “Russian aggression.”
According to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the state register will be a unified automated information and telecommunications system for storage of information about all Ukrainian citizens of age, eligible for military service in the national draft scheme.The register will contain personal and official data of citizens, in particular, information about the date of departure from Ukraine and the date of return to the territory of Ukraine.
Information from the Central Election Commission, the State Border Guard Service, the Ministry of Education, migration and fiscal services will be included in the register. The register will also be replenished with the data of conscripts from registration cards and personal files of military enlistment offices.
The end users of all information will be the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, while those routinely having access will be the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, SBU, Ukrainian police, NATO, and any department of defense from Ukrainian allied nations.
“Over three years in the battles for freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, 2,652 servicemen and personnel of the Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Security Service, the Interior Ministry, the State Border Guard Service have been killed. Some 9,578 have been injured,” Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Lysenko said at a briefing in Kiev on Friday.
The reason for the draft is mass losses of Ukrainian soldiers participating in attacks upon their own citizens in Donbass. German BND intelligence sources who spoke to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) newspaper, place the actual number of Ukrainian dead at over 50,000 and the driving force behind Poroshenko’s new draft data base for conscripts.