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Draft laws on mobilization may undergo changes or revisions, sources

Draft laws on mobilization may undergo changes or revisions, sources Photo: Draft laws on mobilization may undergo changes or revisions (Getty Images)

Insiders in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament), it is believed that the draft laws on mobilization will be amended. They will either be revised or another version will be registered.

One of the deputies specified that the document, in its current form, will not be voted on in parliament.

According to another source, the Servant of the People faction is also considering the possibility of registering an alternative draft law to address contentious issues.

However, the source does not rule out that the registered draft law will still be considered in the first reading and will be further amended until the second reading.

"In any case, in its current form, it will not be voted on in its entirety. There will be changes. The most significant discussions among deputies were triggered by provisions regarding the cancellation of deferment for people with third-degree disabilities, notifications in the electronic cabinet, and penalties for failure to appear at military registration and enlistment offices," explained the source.

Efforts are being made to make changes to mobilization

It is worth noting that the Ukrainian government is working on changes related to mobilization. On December 25, the Cabinet of Ministers submitted draft laws No. 10378 and No. 10379 to the Verkhovna Rada. The first draft law proposes changes to mobilization, military accounting, and military service, while the second aims to strengthen responsibility for military offenses.

Specifically, the proposals include lowering the age of those subject to mobilization, simplifying the procedure for delivering draft notices (particularly via email), and introducing sanctions for evasion.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, has already commented on the main provisions of the draft law on changes to mobilization. This includes the controversial issue of why it is not relevant to use disability degrees to determine fitness for service.

Regarding the mobilization of an additional 450-500 thousand people, the commander explained that the military leadership regularly submits resource requests for the continuation of combat operations. However, a specific figure for the request was not provided.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that a discussion on new mobilization rules has begun. He called for public debate on the matter so that people understand the military leadership's vision. He added that the final text of the law is currently awaited.