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Zaluzhnyi about mobilization: It is necessary to return 'frameworks that worked before'

Zaluzhnyi about mobilization: It is necessary to return 'frameworks that worked before' Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi (

Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhni stated that it is premature to assess recruiting efforts. However, he believes that mobilization should return to the frameworks that were effective in the past, according to his comment to RBC-Ukraine.

"It's a bit early to assess recruiting, but regarding mobilization, it's not about strengthening it, but returning to the frameworks that worked before. Currently, it is an issue which those guys who are fighting on the front lines are dealing with now. Someone needs to replace them, someone needs to help them," Zaluzhnyi said.

He added that sometimes they are left on their own, which is entirely wrong.

"We just need to return to the frameworks that were in place, the ones that worked before," emphasized Zaluzhnyi.

Responding to a follow-up question about whether the dismissal of regional military officers significantly affected the effectiveness of mobilization, he replied, "They were professionals, they knew how to do it, and now they are not here."

Mobilization in Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense had previously launched a recruiting program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The program allows any willing Ukrainian to choose the military unit and position where they want to serve. Overall, the process is similar to job placement.

However, yesterday, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Ukraine needs mobilization, as no recruiting effort can match the necessary personnel and the strength of the Defense Forces to repel full-scale aggression from the Russian Federation.

The Ukrainian authorities have already announced a significant legislative initiative on mobilization, which could be adopted by the end of the year.