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Delay in adopting law on mobilization significantly affects front line — military expert Zgurets

27 December, 2023 Wednesday
14:10

Defense Express CEO and military expert Serhiy Zgurets believes that the law on mobilization should be adopted as soon as possible

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"Delay in adopting the law on mobilization significantly affects the front line. Our commanders say that there is a lack of trained young soldiers at the front. That there is a critical shortage of soldiers who will ensure the defense line is held. I'm worried that we shouldn't get too carried away with discussions around this law. We shouldn't drag it out too long and do it quickly. But taking into account all the wishes and important things that should appear in the format of discussion in the parliament," emphasized Zgurets.

Defense Express CEO also added that General Zaluzhnyi should come out more often and say direct, clear things to ensure understanding of the situation on the front line.

"Because lately this communication about the enemy's actions has been a bit lost in the vague statements of the spokespersons. Even the situation in Avdiivka and Marinka became clearer only after these touches by Zaluzhnyi. But mobilization remains the main issue. The position of the military is quite clear, as Zaluzhnyi said: we need people, weapons and ammunition. And this should be provided by the relevant authorities," explained Zgurets.

  • On December 25, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law amending legislation to improve certain issues of mobilization, military registration and military service.
  • Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi explained that the military command did not submit a special request to the government for 400,000-500,000 people to be mobilized into the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The General Staff makes such requests on a regular basis, depending on the needs of the defense forces, plans and projected losses on the battlefield.
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