Ukraine 'reinstates army conscription' after clashes

Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov seen in combat fatigues in March. Credit: Reuters

Ukraine's acting president has signed a decree resuming army conscription, after pro-Russian demonstrators captured and beat police guarding a regional prosecutor's building in Donetsk.

According to the country's Ministry of Defence Facebook page, Oleksander Turchynov said: "Ukrainian citizens between 18 and 25-year-old, who do not have the right to defer their obligations will be conscripted to the army in 2014".

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