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President decrees on demobilization of 6th wave conscripts

Only contract servicemen will remain in the combat zone.

President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on demobilization of servicemen of the 6th wave of mobilization.

"By the end of the year, soldiers conscripted during the so-called sixth wave of mobilization will return home. I've signed a corresponding decree," the president wrote on his Twitter account щт 26 ВУсуьиук.

"Its implementation will mean another step in the transition of the army to the professional basis. Once released last "sixth wave" conscript is demobilized, only contract servicemen will remain in the combat zone, and conscript will be sent be sent to the ATO zone," he added.

In the framework of the demobilization of the sixth wave in September and October 20 thousand soldiers will be return home, defense ministry has said in an earlier release.