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Ukraine's law on mobilization is yielding results

1 July, 2024 Monday
15:35

A drop makes a stone go round. From what I see on my Facebook feed and among my friends, more and more people are mobilizing to the Ukrainian army, going to training, etc

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People, at least from my impression, are no longer afraid. They are making their choices, albeit under some coercion and pressure from circumstances. But they are doing it right now, when it seemed that the volunteers had already run out and only forced mobilization remained, which is not of much use.

It turns out not. Better late than never. And this is how it is now.

The "law on mobilization" is starting to work, anyway. The background of social advertising - both outdoor and in the media - is noticeable. Both general and creative advertising of specific brigades and battalions. Again, the effect of recruitment is obvious, even if it is still more ideological than practical.

This conditional "fourth wave" of mobilized people is not yet very visible in the troops in their posts. But I want to believe that this trend will slightly improve the situation with the shortage of personnel, whose number has only been decreasing.

One can only imagine what the situation would have been like on the front line and what the public mood would have been like if a year of work on mobilization had not been wasted due to the strange (let's call them that) approaches of the political authorities. If the potential "third wave" had not been almost completely lost.

Yes, there are still many problems to be solved. And there are a lot of hiccups, too. But, as I see it, the ice has broken, the "patient is more likely to live," and this gives us more reason to be optimistic about the overall outcome.

There are a lot of stories online about those who are mobilizing in the current "wave." These are people who have had a lot of time to think, respect, beware and weigh up. I respect them. In Kazarin's words, these are the people who joined the army for routine work, not for heroism. And this is what is needed for a long war.

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About the author. Dmytro Lykhoviy, Ukrainian journalist, public figure, poet, soldier, participant in the war with Russia

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