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Ukraine president orders reservists to be drafted (1 Viewer)

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2.23.22
Ukraine on Wednesday began drafting reservists aged 18 to 60 into its armed forces as the country prepares for a possible invasion by Russia. Those conscripts would serve a maximum period of one year. On Tuesday, Ukrainian .President Volodymyr Zelensky ruled out a general mobilization in addition to announcing that he would introduce the conscription of reservists. "There is no need for general mobilization today. We need to promptly replenish the Ukrainian army and other military formations," the president said. "As the supreme commander in chief of the armed forces of Ukraine, I issued a decree on the conscription of reservists during a special period," he added. Zelensky also said that his decisions were to "increase the readiness of the Ukrainian army for all possible changes," and he criticized countries that have removed their embassies from the country.

The reserves constitute about 250,000 personell, most of those with military experience.

Zelenskyy also advised all Ukrainians to leave Russia. Ukrainians remaining in Russia are subject to arbitrary arrest and internment.

 
Well, this is all horrible.
 

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