A robust gun culture would be more effective.
Here’s the headline: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27247428
There’s nothing in the actual article about reinstating conscription though.
Here’s a Ukrainian report: http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/05/1/7024123/?attempt=1
According to the decree, in 2014 in Ukraine will appeal to military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations Ukraine fit for military service in peacetime citizens of Ukraine males.
It is about men who prior to the date of departure of troops was 18 years old and older persons who have not attained the age of 25 and not eligible for exemption or deferral of conscription for military service . ”
This decree published in the ” Official Gazette of the President of Ukraine ” May 1, 2014 № 16.