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Military service not only for volunteers: Ukraine's MoD comments on mobilization

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Author: Daria Shekina

Not only those who want to serve will join the army in Ukraine. This is necessary given the full-scale war with Russia, according to a statement of the head of the press and information department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Ilarion Pavliuk.

He emphasizes that in Ukraine, there are no changes in the approach to mobilization or the legal grounds for issuing summons. Citizens should be informed about their need either to protect the country or to update their data.

"I understand there might be emotions, but I don't see a total unpreparedness among Ukrainians to defend their country. There is a vast number of people who, not silently but honorably, despite their personal circumstances and fears, fulfill their duty and go to defend Ukraine," Pavliuk adds.

He notes that everything should be within the framework of the law, which allows summons to be handed out in various public places.

"On the other hand, we must understand, unfortunately, the war continues, unfortunately, not only those who want to but also those for whom fate and honor dictate will serve in the army. It's a heavy burden, but it's an honor," Pavliuk clarifies.

Mobilization in Ukraine

Mobilization in Ukraine was announced after the start of the full-scale invasion by Russian occupiers.

Currently, there are efforts to refine the procedure. In particular, lawmakers are preparing a corresponding bill with changes to the mobilization process.

For more details about the bill, you can find information in RBC-Ukraine's material.