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Decision will be made tomorrow: Ukraine's MP refutes rumors about mobilization bill

Decision will be made tomorrow: Ukraine's MP refutes rumors about mobilization bill Davyd Arakhamia (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The decision on the draft law regarding mobilization will be made at the Conciliation Council on Thursday, January 11th, announces Davyd Arakhamia, the head of the Servant of the People party in the Ukrainian Parliament.

"We were surprised to read about the alleged decisions of our faction on the public pages of people who have no connection to us. As before, we ask to trust only official sources," wrote Arakhamia.

He noted that all decisions regarding considering bills would be made at the Conciliation Council, where military leadership and the Ministry of Defense were invited.

"Also, there will be information regarding staffing issues in the Committees of the Ukrainian Parliament in the near future," he added.

Later, he added that the Conciliation Council would take place on Thursday.

What led to this?

Earlier on his Telegram, MP Oleksii Honcharenko stated that the Servant of the People faction allegedly decided at their meeting to return the mobilization bill for further refinement to the Cabinet of Ministers.

Mobilization bill

At the end of December 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers submitted a mobilization bill to the Parliament. The document proposes to partially amend the procedure for its conduct. The draft law has been under consideration by the Committee on National Security along with the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces for the past few days.

Earlier, the deputy head of the National Security Committee, Yehor Cherniev, mentioned that the document contained many contentious issues, including restrictions for evaders. He also mentioned proposals in the Parliament to change the provisions regarding the distribution of summonses via email and deferment for certain categories of the population.

For more details on why the government can't agree on mobilization rules, read RBC-Ukraine's article.