USA Today: Ukrainians consider military service as " a waste of time "
The majority of Ukrainians, which campaigned for military service during mobilization, buried from authorized the military because they think being in the army a pointless pastime, writes.
"Military service is a waste of time. I could spend that time learning something new " - quoted by USA Today, 23-year-old Constantine, who is much more willing to deal with the business on implementation of mobile phone accessories.
After receiving the agenda Constantine did not return calls from unknown phone numbers, and when it comes to visit the mother closes the window. Before the mother of Constantine told authorities that her son went to Ukraine to work abroad. A young man and his family are not at risk to be together even in the grounds of his house, because of fear of the recruit have the ability to notice Authorized military Commissariat. Although it happens to Constantine, according to his statement, it is a shame that he went to serve in the army, it is reported in the publication.
Constantine is one of 39 thousand draft evaders during the first months of 2015. One of the reasons for the unwillingness of Ukrainians to serve in the army - indifference to what is happening in the Donbass. In the Ukrainian society there is no unity, and long-standing schism between East and West of the country has not been overcome.
Recent research, conducted by the Ukrainian centre for economic and political studies named after Alexander Razumkov center showed that the events in the East of the country did not affect 41% of the respondents, their relatives and friends do not serve in the army, they don't live very close to a conflict zone and not support the Ukrainian military financial. In addition, citizens are not willing to go to serve due to inefficient command, bribery in the military and extremely low material support to the families of dead soldiers.
some Ukrainians are going to go to serve, but yet I fear that we have the opportunity to die.
before the media that the mobilization in Ukraine, announced in early 2015, has failed. Residents of Ukraine are beginning to realize "the real, horrifying" Price war. In their vision of the conflict since April 2014 has turned into a " bloody exhausting grinder ", which claimed, according to various estimates, from 5 to 50 thousand of lives, military and civilians.