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Zelenskyy announces new comprehensive mobilization plan in Ukraine

Zelenskyy announces new comprehensive mobilization plan in Ukraine President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, and Defense Minister Rustem Umerov have been tasked to present a new mobilization plan in Ukraine next week, according to a statement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a joint press conference with Latvian President Egils Levits.

According to the president, he heard reports on the challenges in the mobilization sphere and the options for addressing them during today's Staff meeting.

"I would like people to understand the entire action plan, where we are going, what challenges there are. The comprehensive plan on this issue will be available next week. Very much believe, next week," added the president.

Zelenskyy specifies that this task was assigned to both Zaluzhnyi and Umerov, as well as the ministers because many things depend on economic matters that need to be regulated.

The head of Ukraine states that they will comprehensively report on everything next week. He also mentions that he wants the mobilization process to be more understandable for people so that citizens understand where they will end up. "You know, when from point A to point B, not just point A," the president said.

Previously discussed topics at the Staff meeting

It was reported earlier that today's Staff meeting addressed the following issues: mobilization, demobilization, military medical commission, military examination commission, rotation, and conscripts.

Mobilization in Ukraine

Mobilization in Ukraine started after Russian occupiers invaded our country's territory.

Recently, the Chairman of the Servant of the People party in the Ukrainian Parliament, David Arakhamia, stated that discussions were underway in Ukraine regarding possible changes to the demobilization procedure for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A document regulating this issue might appear by the end of that year.

Lately, several regions have announced an intensification of mobilization. Specifically, in the Kherson region, police were instructed to intensify the search for conscripted men. Additionally, in the Lviv region, employees of territorial recruitment and social support centers were instructed to verify documents for conscripted individuals.