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Since World War II, no one has conducted mobilization: Ukrainian National Guard Colonel on algorithm of troop preparation

20 December, 2023 Wednesday
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Colonel Serhiy Sidorin, commander of the Battalion Tactical Group of the 4th Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine, emphasized that there should be a special mobilization algorithm that will include not only sending to the front, but also thorough training to minimize losses and increase the effectiveness of combat operations.

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"We are currently engaged in the largest war in Europe since World War II, and we definitely need mobilization, whether someone likes it or not. You can hear a lot of advice from our citizens on how to organize it, from our European colleagues, but in fact, no one has conducted this mobilization since World War II. We are waiting for the mobilization, first of all, in order to have time to train the personnel," the military emphasized.

According to Sidorin, there should be a special algorithm for mobilization so that men are not sent straight to the frontline, but are trained properly first: "In the fourth brigade, we have a well-developed mechanism for training the personnel who are mobilized to us, and then they join the units after training at the training ground."

"As for demobilization, our brigade is mostly made up of mobilized personnel. They were teachers, businessmen, drivers, salesmen - now they are soldiers, heroes. The question is: if we demobilize them now, inexperienced, unexposed personnel will come and suffer more losses than they will jointly perform tasks on the battlefield. So first we need to pass on the experience and let people rest and look at the situation. It's too early to talk about demobilization," the commander concluded.

  • On Tuesday, 19 December, Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a press conference on the results of 2023. The President shared information that the General Staff had requested the mobilisation of an additional 450-500 thousand Ukrainians. The President also said that he was ready to sign a law to reduce the mobilisation age for men from 25 years.


 

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