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Forced Conscription in Ukraine- 70% of College Students Avoiding Conflict

Updated on April 2, 2015

Sources are reporting that outside of Kiev, there is a high majority of conscript age men who are being told they must sign up for the "call of duty"

These students are avoiding the draft as they are not willing to put life and limb in harm's way for a battle they are not sure is even clearly warranted The Normandy 4 Minsk agreement phase one is holding, the ceasefire and pull back of heavy equipment has been implemented with noble effort on both sides. What then is prompting the raid of dorms to ensure that no young man studying in school avoids the draft and why if the proposed battle with Russia is so just that so many in the outlying areas are reticent to take part?

Until the revolutionary burning of Kiev and the Maidan overthrow of the elected President, men of Ukraine and Russia were brothers in heart and spirit. How can we logically assume that the young men of Ukraine now find it impassioned and urgent to give up their studies to join ranks with the fragmented militias of Ukraine. For where there was once a semblance of economic balance, now there is pain and suffering that has led to IMF loans that have yet to alleviate the financial and economic turmoil that the revolutionary overthrow created.
As more arms and heavy equipment is moved into Ukraine by outside forces, and the militias that are rumored to be filled with radical right members led by Yarosh, one has to wonder what the ultimate strategy and purpose of spending on war debt will do the fragility of the Ukrainian society and people. Time will tell. But from what I have heard and read, not all Ukranians are pleased with how this is all playing out and pray for the Normady 4's words and hearts to implement the agreements signed at Minsk. I lend my heart and prayers to theirs and wish nothing more than for the brothers of Ukraine and Eastern Independents to cross arms in peace and remember a time that once was.

Is this going too far in conscripting?

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    • CHRIS57 profile image

      CHRIS57 3 years ago from Northern Germany

      Just recently talked to a group of Ukrainians from Saporoshje and Dnjepropetrovsk. They were quite outspoken about not wanting any violent conflicts on their soil.

      The West is playing a very dirty role in this conflict. Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko are puppets of the US. I feel ashamed for Frau Merkel and Monsieur Hollande in Europe for following suit to the plots of Mrs. Nuland.

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      Isadora Aminah 3 years ago

      Thank you for your very in depth analysis of the situation in Ukraine. You seem to have been following this unfold for a while. I appreciate your taking the time to offer your insight.

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      Deforest 3 years ago from USA

      By "outside", you can freely state by the US. Everybody knows that behind the Maiden insurrection lies Ashland, Nuland... That is to say representatives of the US. It is also interesting to underline that an American is part and parcel of the neonazi new "government". Also, Monsanto, Cargill and co... stole arable Ukrainian land with Poroshenko's tacit consent to spread GMOs in Europe. Meanwhile, NATO is bombing schools in Donbass with the American people's agreement.

      If the Bush, Obama clique want a war against Russia why don't they send their children in the frontline. As for those kids, I encourage them to flee since it is not in their interest.